Tuesday's quake has reportedly left 86 dead in Mexico City, 71 dead in Morelos and 43 dead in the state of Puebla, while authorities continue to search through rubble for survivors. There was widespread panic, the media reports said. The death toll was later revised, CNN reported.
New Zealand Foreign Minister Gerry Brownlee on Wednesday expressed condolences to the families of those who have lost lives in the devastating quake in Mexico or are still waiting for news about their loved ones. The quake's epicentre was 4.5 km east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 55 km south-southwest of the city of Puebla.
The U.S. Agency of International Development (USAID) deployed the elite task force known as USA-2 to aid in the the recovery efforts from the powerful natural disaster that has killed more than 200 people. One such collapse was in the southern part of the city, where portions of a three-story school building collapsed, killing at least 25 inside - most of whom were children. He said another 30 children and eight adults were missing.
Bird's eye-view of a collapsed building in Central Mexico.
Across Mexico City, teams of rescue workers and volunteers clawed through the rubble with picks, shovels and their bare hands. It sent downtown high-rise buildings swaying as people rushed into the streets. The public transportation system temporarily shut down operations. Almost 5 million customers were still without power early Wednesday.
Fires broke out across the city as footage showed black plumes erupting over the city's skyline following the quake at 1pm local time.
In the U.S., President Donald Trump who's had a very contentious relationship with Mexico, saying on Twitter "God bless the people of Mexico City". Below you see a graph published by CNN based on the information of the US Geological Survey, with the intensity of this natural disaster.