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.
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.
(Photo: YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images)
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