Central Mexico strongest in the Century earthquake kills more than 325.

  • September 2017
  • Mexico City, Mexico
  • A powerful 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck southern Mexico on Tuesday, in Puebla state, 123km from Mexico City.

  • At least 325 people have been killed, including 86 in Mexico City, 71 in Morelos and 43 in Puebla state.

  • Estimated Injuries – 1,900; and 20,000 plus buildings damaged.

  • It was the most powerful earthquake since one which hit Mexico City in 1985, killing thousands.

  • Estimated total damage: US $3 billion

The Heartache Caused by Mexico Earthquake

The Sept. 19 the earthquake leveled at least 70 buildings. More than 325 people are dead, including at least 21 children after the Enrique Rebsamen school collapsed.

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rocked central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 325 people as buildings collapsed in plumes of dust. Thousands fled into the streets in panic, and many stayed to help rescue those trapped. The quake came less than two weeks after another quake left 90 dead in the country's south, and it occurred as Mexicans commemorated the anniversary of a 1985 quake that killed thousands.

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said that 360 "red level" buildings would either have to be demolished or receive major structural reinforcement. An additional 1,136 are reparable, and 8,030 buildings inspected so far were found to be habitable. At least 38 buildings, including apartments and office buildings, collapsed during the earthquake.

Mexico's education ministry also has 1.8 million pesos to spend on school repairs. In Mexico City alone, only 676 of the city's 9,000 schools had been inspected and cleared to resume classes, Education Secretary Aurelio Nuno said Monday. The total estimated losses at between 13 billion pesos ($725 million) and 36.7 billion pesos ($2 billion).

Our Charity Work for Mexico Earthquake Victims

  • 1,000 Food Basket has been distributed.

  • 1,500 people have received clothing.

  • 760 people have received Counseling and assistance consisting an array of services and supports aimed at moving a family or individual toward recovery and longer terms sustainment.

  • 100 people were provided medical assistance or help with prescriptions.

  • 450 people have received direct financial assistance such as gift cards or cash, gift cards/cash, to help the families get back them back on their feet.

In total, with our very limited resources, we have touched over 1,500 families.