An earthquake of 7.1 magnitude struck Mexico today. With the epicenter east of the state of Puebla, cities like Chiautla de Tapia are feeling the devastating affects more severely. The tremor comes in the same month as a September 8 magnitude 8.2 earthquake and Category 1 hurricane. With buildings collapsing, roads splitting, and the death toll quickly rising, Mexicans have sprung into action to help their neighbors, friends, and strangers trapped under the rubble.
As they deal with their own grief, they’ve also come to the rescue of others. Check out a few videos and photos below:
— NBC News (@NBCNews) September 19, 2017
— CNN International (@cnni) September 19, 2017
La gente unida, todos ayudando a rescatar personas atrapadas. Todos echándose la mano y cuidándose entre si. Eso es México.
— Ceci Bastida (@cecibastida) September 19, 2017
— Arturo Angel (@arturoangel20) September 19, 2017
This is happening right now in the city that I love in the country that I love.If youre watching Buildings have collapsed ppl are in trouble pic.twitter.com/Icx8pZiJY1
— Antonio David (@speakz) September 19, 2017
— #GastosPendejos (@GastosPendejos) September 19, 2017
Guillermo del Toro who lives in the United States even offered to help spread messages through his Twitter account.
A cualquiera en Mexico que necesite publicar mensajes urgentes puede hacerlo por medio de mi cuenta. Solo agregue @RealGDT y yo apoyare.
— Guillermo del Toro (@RealGDT) September 19, 2017