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BYU prof one of four in U.S. invited to Italy quake sites for drone reconnaissance

Posted by Adele Scholl on 10/12/2016
BYU prof one of four in U.S. invited to Italy quake sites for drone reconnaissance

Todd Hollingshead

In a video recently recorded by BYU civil engineering professor Kevin Franke, a dog lays in front of the ruins of a house in the Italian mountains. Franke surmises the dog’s owners may have lived there before the devastating earthquake on Aug. 24.

While rescue efforts for the lethal 6.2 magnitude quake are over now, Franke was there for another reason: He was one of four U.S. professors invited to a special geotechnical engineering reconnaissance mission to learn how the earthquake impacted ancient and modern infrastructure.


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