At least 247 people are so far reported to have been killed in the devastating earthquake that hit Italy on Wednesday. The epicenter of the recent earthquake of 6.2 magnitudes was in Norcia, Umbria, approximately 100km north-east of Rome, and towns including Amatrice, Accumoli, and Pescara del Tronto have been severely damaged by the natural disaster. It's only when you look at these before and after pictures however that you can really begin to understand the true level of destruction.

"My town isn't here anymore," said the mayor of Accumoli, Stefano Petrucci, as he surveyed what remains of his hometown. Most of Amatrice's historic old town has been reduced to rubble, and the biggest earthquake of a decade caused houses to collapse down the hillside in Pescara del Tronto. Tremors rocked buildings as far away as Rome and survivors have described 'apocalyptic' scenes near Perugia, the capital of the Umbrian region popular with holidaymakers. Scroll below to see the Italy earthquake damage for yourself.

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Square In The Centre Of Amatrice In The Province Of Lazio

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Luis Milian 3 years ago

my prayers to Italia!

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Corso Umberto I, Looking Back Towards The Belltower

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Jhoa 3 years ago

Strong red Brick.

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The Southern Side Of Corso Umberto I In Amatrice Has Been Devastated

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H.a. Kudawis 3 years ago

you can't say something meaningful to this.....God be with you ...

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Corso Umberto In Amatrice

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Tammy Coull 3 years ago

looking at the sky in both pictures is pretty weird....grey before the earthquake and blue after

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The Village Of Pescara Del Tronto

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Stair Passage Between Houses In Arquata Del Tronto

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Micah Russell 1 year ago

I fell bad for this place

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Arquata Del Tronto, About 15 Miles North Of Amatrice In Marche

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Daria B 3 years ago

Please, don't tell me that person standing there is looking at the spot someone dear fell down when the protective bar has broken..... ó_ò

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#8

Via Roma In Amatrice

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Hans 3 years ago

The shining flowers on the balcony form a very odd contrast...beauty and devastation so close together...

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Amatrice’s Main Street

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Fefe Flukfliu 3 years ago

Where are the mountains?

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San Francesco Church, Amatrice

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AYDAN SAGASTUME 1 year ago

Once again with the Bell tower.

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The Belltower Was Damaged In The Earthquake, But Is Still Standing

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AYDAN SAGASTUME 1 year ago

Two words... Bell Tower.

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Central Square In Accumoli

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AYDAN SAGASTUME 1 year ago

The poor Moped. And, poor people. And, building.

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Search And Rescue Teams Survey The Rubble In Amatrice

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AYDAN SAGASTUME 1 year ago

The whole entire building collapsed.

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San Francesco Church, Amatrice

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The Village Of Pescara Del Tronto

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Liliane Collard 3 years ago

Bougez la ligne noire à droite ou à gauche impressionnant

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Central Square In Arquata Del Tronto

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#17

Damage To Municipal Buildings In Amatrice

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Amatrice

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Collapsed Wall Reveals The Inside Of An Apartment Building In Amatrice

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Amatrice Market

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Judy Semmens 3 years ago

That moulding over the doorway looks a bit like a skull with no jaw in the "after" picture. It really matches my mood on seeing these pictures - they're so heartbreaking.

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Building In Arquata Del Tronto

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William McQuillen-Wright 2 weeks ago

33 bored panda

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Street In Pescara Del Tronto

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Pharmacy In Amatrice

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Damaged Structures In Amatrice

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Damage To Municipal Buildings In Arquata Del Tronto

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Damaged Building In Amatrice

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Buildings Damaged In Arquata Del Tronto

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A Building On Viale Francesco Grifoni In Amatrice

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Post Office In Arquata Del Tronto

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Collapsed Roadside In Amatrice

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Vasanthan Vasanthan 3 years ago

There is a crack on the road before the earth quake. Mother nature gave hidden warning sign. The Italian government should more alert.

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Hospital In Amatrice

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Rubble On A Street Corner In Amatrice

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A Scattered Pile Of Tires In Accumoli

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