Alaskan company uses drones to survey earthquake damage

Published: Dec. 31, 2018 at 10:02 AM AKST
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Following the massive 7.0 magnitude earthquake on November 30, which rattled Anchorage and the Mat-Su region, destroying roads and damaging buildings, one company took to the sky to survey the damage.

The company, Alaska Aerial Media specifically used drones to gather aerial photos of the damage sustained as a result of Nov. 30's quake.

AAM recently received a certificate of waiver from the FAA, allowing them to fly unmanned aerial vehicles over people.

The waiver gave DOT a faster response time to damaged infrastructure.

Nick Morrison with Alaska Aerial Media said, "It varied from developing 3D models of some of the larger effected areas like Vine Road. Where there is significant damage on the road and the elevation. Just the entire area.

"They want to understand more about why that road, the earthquake effected it in that particular way," Morrison said.