Over 200 Dead From Devastating 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake In Mexico

TOPSHOT - Rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors after a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017.
A devastating quake in Mexico on Tuesday killed more than 100 people, according to official tallies, with a preliminary 30 deaths recorded in the capital where rescue efforts were still going on. / AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ        (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Over 200 Dead From Devastating 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake In Mexico

Here's where you can donate to the people in need of resources.

Published September 20, 2017

On the anniversary of a 1985 magnitude 8.0 earthquake in Mexico City that killed thousands, central Mexico was struck by a 7.1 magnitude quake which has already killed over 200 people.

The Tuesday earthquake caused buildings to collapse and destroyed areas of the Puebla state, where the quake centered. 

The center of the earthquake is located about 75 miles southeast of Mexico City. A report of the damage found at least 44 buildings, including homes, schools and office buildings, were leveled according to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Of the residents who were killed, at least 22 people, including students and adults, perished from a collapsed primary school. Pena Nieto visited the school late Tuesday. He said the 22 bodies have been recovered, yet 30 children and eight adults remain missing.

  1. Photos and videos taken during the earthquake show the terror experienced by many Mexicans
  2. Cameras captured the heartbreaking moment children and adults were rescued from a collapsed school
  3. Here's how you can help donate to Mexican earthquake relief

    At least 18 neighborhoods in Mexico City have reported serious damage and are in need of resources. Many of the affected areas are requesting food, lanterns and equipment for excavation.

Written by Rachel Herron

(Photo: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)


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