Mexico Earthquake

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Massive 7.1 earthquake shakes Mexico City, leaving more than 100 dead

The damage and aftermath was captured by Twitter and Snapchat users.


Brianna Stone


Posted on Sep 19, 2017   Updated on May 22, 2021, 4:54 pm CDT

A powerful earthquake hit Mexico City Tuesday and left dozens of people dead.

Officials say at least 119 people are dead from the 7.1 magnitude earthquake. The earthquake left more than 3.8 million customers with an electricity interruption.

This disaster comes less than two weeks after another earthquake killed 90 people in south Mexico and on the 32nd anniversary of the massive 8.1 magnitude that hit Mexico City Sept. 19, 1985—which killed more than 10,000 people and left about 30,000 injured.

This devastating natural disaster was preceded by several others within the past month—Category 4 Hurricane Harvey that slammed Houston, Category 5 Hurricane Irma, and most recently Category 5 Hurricane Maria that is rampaging throughout the Caribbean.

This Mexican tragedy unfolded live on Twitter as videos and photos of the tremendous quake were captured.

Snapchat users also captured the disaster, posting Snaps to a “Mexico Earthquake” featured Snapchat story.

President Donald Trump as well as several other public figures and celebrities tweeted their condolences for Mexico.

There are several ways to help Mexico by donating to a nonprofit organization that will help aid those affected by the earthquakes:

Red Cross Mexico

Unicef Mexico

Oxfam Mexico

Save The Children Mexico

Global Giving Foundation

International Disaster Relief Fund

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*First Published: Sep 19, 2017, 7:43 pm CDT