A 7.1 magnitude quake has struck central Mexico, killing at least 200 people and leaving many more trapped in buildings in the capital, Mexico City. In addition, engineers have been sent to local synagogues to make sure that they can safely accommodate Rosh Hashanah services, according to ZAKA. The death toll was later revised, CNN reported.
The 7.1 magnitude quake that hit on Tuesday 19 September also caused major damage in neighbouring states.
President Enrique Pena Nieto said that among those killed were 22 children from the Enrique Rebsamen School in southern Mexico City, while 38 were still missing. Trump received some criticism for waiting three days to call Peña Nieto after a previous quake struck Mexico earlier this month.Trump blamed it on the Mexican president's poor cell service in a mountainous region.
The frightening tragedy came on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake that killed thousands in and around the city.
The quake was felt far and wide.
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Multiple buildings have collapsed or are severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City and nearby states.
While Mexican rescue teams sift through the rubble and mourn the hundreds dead, residents of Puerto Rico have been told, "Evacuate or die". Electricity and cell network was broken up in different parts of the city, traffic was full of blaring horns as people were getting impatient as the traffic lights had gone off as the city was at a standstill. Meteorologists say it is the first Category 5 hurricane to make landfall on the island in 80 years and may be the most powerful storm to ever hit the island.
In a televised address, the president said an emergency had been declared for the affected areas.
The natural disaster on 7 September was more than 30 times more energetic than the latest one, but despite this, the 19 September quake caused more damage, writes the BBC's Jonathan Amos.
Hollywood actress Eva Longaria also posted a message on social media explaining that her family and husband are safe in Mexico.