Satellite image: After Italy’s earthquake

Satellite images reveal the full extent of destruction following Italy’s earthquake on August 24, 2016. More information and links to the map set here.

Amatrice as of 25 August: red shows destroyed buildings, orange highly damaged.

Amatrice, Italy one day after the August 24 earthquake: red shows destroyed buildings, orange highly damaged.

On August 30, 2016 European Commission featured the satellite image above – of extensive damage to the town of Amatrice, Italy – following the 6.2-magnitude earthquake that rocked central Italy on August 24, killing nearly 300 people died and injuring hundreds more. The earthquake took place 60 miles (100 km) north of Rome, with the worst-hit towns being Amatrice, Accumoli, Arquata del Tronto and Pescara del Tronto.

The image is part of a group of satellite images from the Copernicus Emergency Management Service, produced at request of the Italian authorities and aimed at helping to support a preliminary assessment of the damage.

You can see the complete set of maps on this page. They start about midway down the page.

Read more from the European Commission.

Bottom line: Satellite image of damage in Amatrice, Italy from the August 24, 2016 earthquake.

Deborah Byrd