30 Most Shocking Videos From Mexico Earthquake (And How To Help)

A devastating 7.1 earthquake struck Puebla, Mexico on Tuesday afternoon, the deadliest tremor in three decades. The violent shaking leveled several buildings in the country’s capital of Mexico City and surrounding regions, trapping many residents beneath collapsed structures.

After working through the night, rescue workers and volunteers are digging through the rubble and debris to find survivors. To add to the chaos, electricity and phones lines are down for more than two million people, leaving many citizens unable to locate their loved ones. At time of writing, the death toll is 225, including young children. Sadly, the death toll is expected to climb as rescue efforts continue.

“The priority at this moment is to keep rescuing people who are still trapped and to give medical attention to the injured people,” said President Enrique Pena Nieto in a statement Tuesday evening.

The moment the earthquake hit

A Mexican TV news station captured the quake live:

This video was captured from Ted de Monterrey, a university in Mexico City, where 40 people were injured and one person died:

This woman in a shopping center escaped falling glass — twice:

The Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education crumbles:

People gather in the streets of Colonia Obrera to ride out the quake:

The earthquake knocks down a church tower:

The earthquake frightens boat passengers:

Earthquake hits busy downtown area: 

Earthquake strikes an office building:

The ground appears to “breathe” during the quake:

Footage of trains rocking back and forth:

The aftermath of the Mexico earthquake

A building collapses: 

Another building collapses:

A building explodes after the earthquake:

Drone footage shows the extent of the earthquake aftermath:

Drone shows footage of a collapsed building:

The rescue efforts for the Mexico earthquake

Rescuers work through Tuesday night to find survivors:

Rescuers sing the popular song “Cielito lindo” with a chorus of “canta y no llores,” which means “sing and don’t cry.”

Rescuers gesture for silence, trying to hear survivors beneath the rubble:

Citizens move concrete to find survivors:

Volunteers helping in Condesa:

Rescuers look for survivors in collapsed apartment buildings:

Volunteers pass supplies to survivors of a collapsed building:

Citizens carry survivors from the wreckage:

Children at a collapsed school are rescued from the rubble:

Baby born outside of a hospital moments after the earthquake hit:

Citizens helping each other:

Citizens pulling people from the rubble:

Citizens rescue a dog from the rubble:

Citizens form a human chain to rescue survivors:

Will President Trump send aid to Mexico City?

President Trump has remained silent about sending aid to Mexico City beyond a message on Twitter stating, “We are with you and will be there for you.” What that entails is currently unclear.

Meanwhile, groups in the U.S. and abroad are stepping up to help Mexico City:

How to help affected citizens in Mexico

Mexico City is in need of supplies, donations and volunteer support in the earthquake aftermath.

When disaster strikes, it’s common to feel helpless. But, as an international community brought together by the power of the internet, we have the power to help — right now. Here are a few ways you can send some much-needed support to our brothers and sisters in Mexico.

The following organizations are accepting donations for the earthquake:

You can also donate to Brigada de Rescate Topos, a group of volunteers that help with disaster relief. If you’d like to donate on Amazon or send over supplies, check out this wish list. Some of the needed items include flashlights, diapers, shampoo, baby food, gauze, toilet paper, razors and more. If you’re in Mexico, you can find donation collection centers here.

If you have information about someone affected by the quake, or you’re looking for someone, use Google’s People Finder here or review the names of those who have been rescued on this live Google Doc.

— Hilary Lebow

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