Pescara's Serie A match against Atalanta was forced to be suspended for two minutes due to a ​6.1 magnitude earthquake, which pummelled central Italy on Wednesday evening.

Tremors from the quake were felt between Rome and Pescara, with the brunt of the force coming near Visso in Macerata province.

Pescara Calcio v Atalanta BC - Serie A

The quake, which was ​Italy's second serious earthquake in the last few months, halted proceedings at the Giuseppe Bellini stadium for two minutes in the first-half as fans fled the stands to find safety.

Due to bad weather, the extremity of the earthquake is yet to be fully examined, but it's expected that dozens of people are injured and several buildings in the region have been damaged.

Pescara needed a result going into the game having made a poor start to the season, but it wasn't to be as the visiting side grabbed a 60th-minute winner through young defender Mattia Caldara.

The victory puts Atlanta up to 6th in the Serie A table, just three points behind the illusive Champions League places.

Pescara's hopes continue to look bleak at the root of the table; they now lie in 17th after 10 games and it doesn't look like getting easier anytime soon as they must go to the San Siro on Saturday to face Italian giants AC Milan.

Pescara Calcio v Atalanta BC - Serie A