Social media reacts to 7.1 earthquake near Mexico City

Posted at 3:19 PM, Sep 19, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-19 20:30:56-04

(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.

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Following the earthquake, social media began chronically the devastation across Mexico City: