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
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.