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.
Video captures building exploding after a 7.1 Earthquake strikes Mexico City. Please pray for Mexico. pic.twitter.com/iT7dxG69GF— Pepe (@elpapuchon_) September 19, 2017
Mexico City airport after today's earthquake. pic.twitter.com/5UKQ54WLAz— Jorge Guajardo (@jorge_guajardo) September 19, 2017
En el piso 38 en pleno Reforma. pic.twitter.com/zuCIke0kc9— Gustavo Serrano (@gooz25) September 19, 2017
Mexico City after earthquake. pic.twitter.com/qd3VeLslAf— Jorge Guajardo (@jorge_guajardo) September 19, 2017
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.
God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2017
God bless the people of Mexico City.— Wu Tang Clan (@WuTangClan) September 19, 2017
Seeing the devastation in Mexico City is heartbreaking. We pray for everyone impacted by this earthquake.— Joel Osteen (@JoelOsteen) September 20, 2017
So sorry about what has happened in Mexico City. Hope everyone is okay x— Shawn Mendes (@ShawnMendes) September 19, 2017
79 now reported dead in Mexico City earthquake. Please pray for Mexico— Drake Campana (@DrakeBell) September 19, 2017
There are several ways to help Mexico by donating to a nonprofit organization that will help aid those affected by the earthquakes: