Dramatic Footage Of Mexico Earthquake Shows Buildings Collapsing Into Rubble

Mexico City Mayor Miguel Ángel Mancera Espinosa has said that 44 buildings in Mexico city have collapsed, and potentially hundreds more have been seriously damaged, by Tuesday's earthquake. The 7.1-magnitude quake shook Central Mexico. With 119 dead at last count, the quake is the deadliest to strike Mexico since the one that killed 5,000 people 32 years ago today...

Over the last few hours, stunning video footage depicting buildings collapsing and smoking billowing from the rubble have appeared on Twitter. Here's a collection of some of the most dramatic videos.

In one video, what looks like a warehouse suddenly collapses, sending a giant plume of smoke into the sky...

In another, what looks like a residential building crumbles as onlookers cry out "oh my god, oh my god, oh my god..."

In another, passers by can be seen banding together to move debris as they try to free people trapped beneath...

Here's more footage of the damage in Mexico City.

The quake was centered in Puebla, the state in which Mexico City is based. So far, the majority of casualties have been counted outside the city, but it's likely that hundreds - if not thousands - more bodies will be found in the coming days as the cleanup effort begins in earnest.

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SafelyGraze Dead Canary Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:37 Permalink

I remember getting a call from the uh fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they're gonna be able to contain the fire.and I said "you know we've had such terrible loss of life. maybe the smartest thing to do is, is pull it."uhhh. and they made that decision to pull. and then we watched the building.collapse.hugs,larryhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jPzAakHPpk 

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Barney Fife SilverRhino Tue, 09/19/2017 - 21:05 Permalink

You're so fucking blind. 16 years have passed and a ton of the population has had ample time to look at the event, and all of the evidence presented. I consider myself a slow learner on this one, having figured out the truth by 2003.  16 years later and now YOU are the laughingstock. Ewe need to get used to it, otherwise open your eyes and shear your damn wool. 

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LetThemEatRand Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:01 Permalink

Why do people live in earthquake prone areas?  Or hurricane prone areas for that matter?  Or fire prone areas?  Or tornado prone areas?  Or flood prone areas?  Or blizzard prone areas?  Or drought prone areas?   Yes, this is in response to all the assholes who suggest sending people in Florida a moving van.

Implied Violins LetThemEatRand Tue, 09/19/2017 - 22:51 Permalink

I live in a flood and earthquake-prone area, and fire is also always a danger.

So is armed robbery, car crashes, mosquito bites, radon gas, bad Chipotle, brain eating amoebas, meteor strikes, solar flares, galactic core explosions etc.

It doesn't matter where you live, there is a risk involved in LIVING. As Warren Zevon once said, "Life'll kill ya"...and damn it, he was right. So, LIVE IT!!

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Stan522 Tue, 09/19/2017 - 20:01 Permalink

So.... pick your poison.... HurricanesEarthquakesTornadoesFloodsTsunami's There's really no safe place when you think about it.....