Terremoto borra pueblo del mapa, en Italia. Video y fotos.

Esta imagen es la escala de la devastación provocada por un terremoto de 6.1 grados en el pintoresco pueblo de Amatrice, en el centro de Italia.

73 people killed as town is wiped off the map in ItalyFoto: AP

Sergio Pirozzi, el edil de Amatrice  dice que éste ya no existe, que fue barrido por el terremoto que comenzó a las 3.36 de la mañana, tiempo de Italia, y que al momento ha cobrado la vida de 73 personas, mientras cuerpos de rescate y voluntarios tratan de localizar a cientos otros que se encuentran bajo los escombros de los edificios derrumbados.

This still image taken from video shows the destruction in Amatrice, central Italy, where a 6.1 earthquake struck just after 3:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The quake was felt across a broad section of central Italy, including the capital Rome where people in homes in the historic center felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo)

A nun checks her mobile phone as she lies near a victim laid on a ladder following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)Esta monja herida acompaña al cadáver de una persona fallecida  Foto: AP

Estas personas tratan de mantener la calma, mientras hablan con una persona atrapada, mientras organizan el rescate:

This aerial photo shows the damaged buildings in the historical part of the town of Amatrice, central Italy, after an earthquake, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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Rescuers search amid rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Rescuers are seen working in the rubble of collapsed and damaged houses in the village of Pescara del Tronto, central Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24 2016 following an earthquake. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (Crocchioni/ANSA via AP)

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A man is rescued alive from the ruins following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Remo Casilli TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Un hombre es rescatado de entre los escombros. foto: REUTERS

A man is rescued alive from the ruins following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

A man is carried away after been rescued alive from the ruins following an earthquake in Amatrice, central Italy, August 24, 2016. REUTERS/Remo Casilli

Los rescatistas se las arreglaron para extraerlo de los restos de su hogar. foto REUTERS

El pueblo se construyó en la edad media en torno a palazzos e iglesias que datan de los años 1500 y posteriores, y que fueron prácticamente demolidas por este trágico evento.

A man is pulled out of the rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)

Severamente herido, este hombre es rescatado Foto: AP
A man leans on rubbles of destroyed buildings following an earthquake in Amatrice Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016. The magnitude 6 quake struck at 3:36 a.m. (0136 GMT) and was felt across a broad swath of central Italy, including Rome where residents of the capital felt a long swaying followed by aftershocks. (Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP)La dolorosa imagen de quien lo perdió todo. Foto: AP

epa05508072 A handout shakemap released by the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows the location of a 6.2 magnitude earthquake that struck at a depth of 10km South East of Norcia, Italy, 24 August 2016. There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. EPA/USGS / HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY

Este mapa muestra el epicentro del terremoto, que se sintió hasta Roma, donde no ocasionó daños.

Los servicios de protección de Amatrice necesitan desesperadamente equipo manual para remover escombros: palas, cortadoras de metal, etc., porque se teme que más de 500 personas pueden estar enterradas.   Matteo Renzi, el Primero Ministro de Italia twitteó que la ayuda va en camino.

El Servicio Geológico de Italia catalogó el terremoto de 6.0 grados en la escala Richter. El Servicio Geológico de Estados Unidos, en 6.2, con epicentro en  Norcia, 170 kilómetros al noreste de Roma.

epa05508141 People wait outside after spending the night on a street after an earthquake hit central Italy in Norcia, Italy, 24 August 2016. A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit 10km South East of Norcia, central Italy, early 24 August. EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONI

epa05508142 People wait outside after spending the night on a street after an earthquake hit central Italy in Norcia, Italy, 24 August 2016. A 6.2 magnitude earthquake hit 10km South East of Norcia, central Italy, early 24 August. EPA/MATTEO CROCCHIONILa gente aún traumatizada busca resguardo en las plazas, lejos de edificios inestables. Foto: EPA

En el año 2009 un terremoto de 6.3 en la misma región conocida como L’Aquila mató por lo menos a 300 personas.  En 1997 otro terremoto en el área golpeó la ciudad de Asisi, y dañó una de las artísticas del país, la Catedral de San Francisco de Asís, decorado con frescos del artísta del renacimiento Giotto.

No se ha reportado que frailes que habitaban los templos en Amatrice hayan resultado lesionados.