A 7.1 magnitude Earthquake has rocked Mexico City. There are reports of multiple collapsed buildings. Three people have been confirmed dead at this time.
The Mexico City mayor says there are fires across the city, including inside buildings with people trapped inside. The Mexican government says that at least 20 buildings have been damaged or collapsed.
The quake happened exactly thirty years since the largest ever recorded earthquake in the area.
According to CNN, preliminary reports put the epicenter 2.8 miles east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 34.1 miles south-southwest of the city of Puebla.
Rescue vehicles screamed through Mexico City toward damaged buildings, and flights into the capital were rerouted to other cities.
In the upscale neighborhood of Condesa, in the heart of the city, balconies crumbled and massive cracks opened up on apartment facades. Police cordoned off entire blocks because of fears that gas leaks could cause explosions.
In Roma, buildings swayed violently, sending ruble tumbling onto the cars below. A video recorded from a skyscraper showed giant plumes of dust rising in the air.
The Mexico City has also been closed. According to the airport’s Twitter account, “Operations are suspended until every infrastructure is assessed.”
President Donald Trump extended his support on Twitter, saying “God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you.”
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who was on a flight to Oaxaca at the moment the earthquake struck, said in a tweet that he was immediately returning to Mexico City.