-- The ground still trembled as Italy woke up for the third day and faced an ongoing national disaster.
At least nine significant aftershocks struck the affected area overnight, including one at 6:28 a.m. local time Friday that measured 4.7 on the Richter scale.
The death toll rose to 267, with nearly 400 injured and thousands seeking shelter.
About 5,000 rescuers continued to work in shifts throughout the day and night as the hopes of recovering survivors grew smaller and smaller.
Thousands slept in temporary shelters in the hardest-hit areas: 2,100 slept in tent camps, more than half of them for the second night.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi declared a state of emergency and authorized 50 million euros to fund the recovery.
So far, 215 people have been pulled alive from the devastation, but by midday Friday nearly two days had passed since the last person was known to be found alive, according to the Associated Press.
A 10-year-old girl rescued yesterday after spending 17 hours buried in a collapsed building was reported to be in stable condition after undergoing surgery.
Civil protection operations chief Immacolata Postiglione insisted that emergency workers were still in rescue mode.
"I confirm, once again as we have from the start, that the units that are doing the searches and rescues, including with dogs looking for other people trapped in the rubble, are absolutely fully active," Postiglione said at a press briefing Friday, according to the AP.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.