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AM Buffalo producer on vacation near quake recounts tremors

Posted: 7:22 AM, Aug 24, 2016
Updated: 2016-08-24 12:29:33Z

A WKBW employee was only miles away from the center of the magnitude 6 earthquake in central Italy Wednesday morning.

Frank Pacella is a producer for AM Buffalo. Pacella was vacationing in L'Aquila, about 30 miles away from the hardest-hit town of Amatrice. In a live phone interview with 7 Eyewitness News anchor Katie Morse Wednesday morning, he recalled feeling tremors so severe he debated whether to jump from a first-story window to get outside.

Continuous updates on the rescue and recovery missions in Italy are available here.