A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least 119 people and leaving multiple people reportedly trapped in collapsed buildings.
When the earthquake hit, many Mexican citizens were actively involved in earthquake drills as today marks the 32nd anniversary of the biggest earthquake to ever hit Mexico. That earthquake measured 8.0.
Sadly, the death toll has risen to 119 nationwide and that is expected to climb as rubble is searched for the missing. Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera reporting 30 people were killed in the capital.
Our hearts and thoughts are with all those affected.
President Donald Trump tweeted “God bless the people of Mexico City” after news of the earthquake broke, and added that the U.S. is “with you and will be there for you.”
God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2017