On Wednesday night, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck central Italy, leaving people dead and injured.
The center of the eartquake was in Accumoli and in Amatrice, which was largely reduced to rubble. The village of Pescara del Tronto was levelled to the ground and the number of dead was expected to rise.
The quake hit at 03:36 (01:36 GMT), 100km (65 miles) north-east of Rome. Some buildings in the capital shook for 20 seconds as the quake struck the regional border area of Umbria, Lazio and Le Marche. It was felt from Bologna in the north to Naples in the south. Some 80 aftershocks have been reported since.