Drone footage shows earthquake destruction in Italy; dog rescued

NORCIA, Italy,  Italy’s Vigili del Fuoco fire and rescue service on Tuesday released videos, including drone footage, showing the aftermath of Sunday’s 6.6-magnitude earthquake.

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Collapsed buildings are seen in Castelluccio di Norcia after the Sunday’s earthquake in central Italy. The new quake compounded the already difficult situation in an area which was devastated by earthquakes on Aug. 24. Photo by Massimo Percossi/EPA

Central Italy has faced dozens of earthquakes and aftershocks since the Aug. 24 quake near Amatrice that killed nearly 300 people and injured more than 350. A 4.9-magnitude tremor was measured on Tuesday about 5 miles east southeast of Pieve Torina, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Italy’s Civil Protection Department on Monday said more than 15,000 people have been housed by authorities due to tremors since the Aug. 24 quake. Dozens of historic buildings have been destroyed by Sunday’s 6.6-magnitude earthquake.

The following video shows the damage sustained in the village of Castelluccio, near Norcia.

By Andrew V. Pestano