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#BREAKING: Major Earthquake Hits Mexico City

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MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (ALBOENEWS) — A magnitude 7.4 earthquake reportedly struck Mexico City, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

UPDATE: USGS has revised their report, saying the earthquake was a magnitude 7.1. (2:36 p.m. ET)

USGS says the earthquake was at a depth of only 51 kilometers, considered to be unusually shallow. (2:47 p.m. ET)

It is being reported that several buildings have collapsed and that large areas of Mexico City are in ruins. (3:14 p.m. ET)

There is a 79% chance of at least 100 fatalities, per the USGS PAGER service. (4:00 p.m. ET)

There are at least 42 people dead in the earthquake, according to government officials. (4:40 p.m. ET)

At least 27 buildings have collapsed according to Mexican President Nieto. (4:49 p.m. ET)

BNO News is now reporting that at least 67 people are now dead. (5:47 p.m. ET)

BNO News reports that 3.8 million people are without power in central Mexico. (6:01 p.m. ET)

AP reports that the death toll has risen to 104. (7:00 p.m. ET)

A State of Emergency has been declared by the Mexican Government. (7:15 p.m. ET)

According to CBC, 134 people are dead, 44 buildings have collapsed, and 3.4 million are without power. (8:16 p.m. ET)

Death toll once again rises, to 138, per BNO. (8:42 p.m. ET)

The death toll is now 195, including nearly 100 in Mexico City (10:19 p.m. ET)

At least 21 children were killed when a school collapsed following the earthquake, AFP reports.

The death toll again rises, now at least 224 dead, per Reuters. (9/20 1:52 a.m. ET)

BNO now reporting that the death toll has risen once more, now 248 people. (9/20 2:16 a.m. ET)

An updated death count provided by a Mexican official places the total at 225. (9/20 10:21 a.m. ET)

Mexican authorities have increased the number of dead to 252. (9/21 1:06 p.m. ET)

Reuters reports that the toll has risen to 273. (9/21 4:37 p.m. ET)

AP reporting that the death toll is now 305. (9/23 1:23 p.m. ET)

An update places the total number of dead in Mexico at 369, reports AP. (10/4 11:13 a.m. ET)

 

 

 

Updates will be made as more information is made available.

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