Timeline: Deadly Earthquake Hits Mexico City (Video)

Timeline: Deadly Earthquake Hits Mexico City (Video)

Thousands of people streamed out of buildings in Mexico City on Tuesday after central Mexico was hit by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. The US Geological Survey said the quake was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 km) southeast of the capital.

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  • 19 September 2017

    23:56 GMT

    The Interior Ministry announced on Twitter it has imposed a state of emergency to deal with the 7.1-magnitude earthquake.

    Meanwhile, the death toll has risen to 134, according to Reuters citing officials.

  • 23:09 GMT

    Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said at least 30 people had died in the capital, with some 44 buildings collapsing in the quake.

  • 22:46 GMT

    Mexican officials have now placed the number of deaths at 119, according to Reuters.

  • 22:32 GMT

    Officials say the central Mexico quake death toll has now reached 93, reports Reuters. The state of Puebla, where the epicenter of the quake struck, saw at least 26 deaths, according to its governor.

  • 22:27 GMT

    At least 79 people are now dead following Tuesday's earthquake, according to Spanish news agency EFE. The majority of fatalities - 54 have been reported in the state of Morelos.

  • 22:17 GMT

    The Mayor of Mexico City is urging people to use the Facebook Safety Check feature to let their family and friends know they are safe. 

  • 22:11 GMT

    The death toll in the state of Mexico is now at nine, according to Governor del Mazo. 

  • 21:51 GMT

    At least 60 people are now reported dead following the devastating earthquake. The highest death toll was in Morelos state, just south of Mexico City, where 42 people were reported dead.

    In the capital itself at least four people were killed. Eight people have been reported dead in the state of Mexico while civil protection authorities recorded six deaths in Puebla state, according to Reuters.

  • 21:47 GMT

    The Federal Electricity Commission said at least 3.8 million of its customers are affected by electricity supply interruptions following the quake.

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    21:37 GMT

    Governor of the state of Mexico, Alfredo del Mazo, said the death toll in his state has risen from five to eight.

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