A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least 94 people and leaving multiple people reportedly trapped in collapsed buildings. The death toll from the earthquake has risen to 94 nationwide after the Mexico City government reported 30 people killed in the capital.
Mexico State Gov. Alfredo del Mazo said the quake has killed at least nine people in his state, which borders Mexico City. Del Mazo said a quarry worker was killed from a rock slide due to the quake, and another died after being hit by a falling lamppost. READ MORE
At least another 42 were killed in the central Mexican state of Morelos, Gov. Graco Ramirez said. Of those who died, 12 were in the city of Jojutla, and four were in the state capital of Cuernavaca.