Earlier today, Mexico City was hit by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake. While the number of casualties is currently unknown (but at least 42 people have been reported dead), the images and videos of the devastation coming out of the city have been nothing short of jaw-dropping. According to Mexican President Nieto, a reported 27 buildings have collapsed in Mexico City following the earthquake. The rebuilding effort will likely take years.
Here are a few of the images and videos of the aftermath:
LATEST: Photo shows a collapsed highway after 7.1 magnitude earthquake hits Mexico City area— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 19, 2017
(Via Policia Federal Mx) pic.twitter.com/umqrVohQcI
I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS IS HAPPENING!! Pray for Mexico City !! My heart is broken :/ pic.twitter.com/Hf0J4PqJ6w— Lele Pons (@lelepons) September 19, 2017
People in Mexico City digging through rubble, trying to help survivors.— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) September 19, 2017
I'm honestly speechless.pic.twitter.com/Pi4B2VOBl6
People, these images coming back from Mexico City are horrifying.— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) September 19, 2017
All my love and thoughts going Mexico ????.pic.twitter.com/EsUHaSmS6W
Footage of shaking buildings during the earthquake in Mexico City pic.twitter.com/cXHks3Ur9W— 'Gitmo' Bama (@President1Trump) September 19, 2017
President Donald Trump tweeted that he would "be there" for the people of Mexico City.
God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 19, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Mexico as well.