(KGTV) - Scores of residents in Mexico City and central Mexico fled their homes and buildings, following a powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit the region Tuesday.
The quake struck the country, still reeling from an 8.1-magnitude shakeup hit off the southern coast of the country on Sept. 7. Tuesday's earthquake also hit on the 32-year anniversary of an 8.0 quake in 1985 that killed an estimated 9,500 people in and around Mexico City.
Following the earthquake, social media began chronically the devastation across Mexico City:
— D.S.X (@DSX_SL) September 19, 2017
— etlisote (@etlisote) September 19, 2017
— Kevin W. (@kwilli1046) September 19, 2017
— David JongUn (@dshalom11) September 19, 2017
— Gov. Greg Abbott (@GovAbbott) September 19, 2017
God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2017
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 19, 2017