Images of devastation from the Mexico City earthquake

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Images of devastation from the Mexico City earthquake

Rescuers look for survivors in a multistory building flattened by a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017. A devastating quake in Mexico on Tuesday killed more than 100 people, according to official tallies, with a preliminary 30 deaths recorded in the capital where rescue efforts were still going on.
Mario Vaszque | AFP | Getty Images

A deadly and powerful earthquake measuring 7.1 magnitude shook central Mexico Tuesday, causing panic and widespread damage to buildings across the country's capital, Mexico City.

Earlier in the day, the city had conducted earthquake drills to mark the 32nd anniversary of another devastating quake.

This is the second major earthquake to strike Mexico in the past two weeks. An 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast near the Oaxaca and Chiapas states on Sept. 8, killing at least 90 people.

Residents and emergency workers continue to dig through the rubble looking for survivors. Authorities have said the death toll has already surpassed 200 and expected to rise. Following are some of the devastating scenes from this rattled city.

— Images from Getty Images, Reuters and AP

  • Rescuers search for survivors buried under the rubble and debris of a building

    Rescuers search for survivors buried under the rubble and debris of a building.
    Carlos Ramirez | AFP | Getty Images
  • A doctor with rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors

    A doctor with rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors.
    Pedro Pardo | AFP | Getty Images
  • Rescuers searching for survivors buried under the rubble and debris of a building flattened by a 7.1-magnitude quake ask for silence

    Rescuers searching for survivors buried under the rubble and debris of a building flattened by a 7.1-magnitude quake ask for silence in Mexico City on September 19, 2017.
    Ronaldo Schemidt | AFP | Getty Images
  • The wreckage of a house destroyed by the earthquake 

    Wreckage of a building knocked down by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake that jolted central Mexico damaging buildings, knocking out power and causing panic throughout the capital.
    Hector Vivas | Getty Images
  • Soldiers and volunteers remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors

    Rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors after a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017.
    Yuri Cortez | AFP | Getty Images
  • Volunteers distribute water and other donated beverages at a distribution point as the search for survivors continues in Mexico City

    Volunteers distribute water and other donated beverages at a distribution point as the search for survivors continues in Mexico City on September 20, 2017 after a strong quake hit central Mexico.
    Omar Torres | AFP | Getty Images
  • Rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors

    Rescuers, firefighters, policemen, soldiers and volunteers remove rubble and debris from a flattened building in search of survivors after a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017.
    Yuri Cortez | AFP | Getty Images
  • A car crushed by falling debris

    A man stands next to a car crashed by debris from a damaged building after a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017.
    Alfredo Estralla | AFP | Getty Images
  • People assist an injured woman  

    People are seen injured after an earthquake hit in Mexico City, Mexico September 19, 2017.
    Carlos Jasso | Reuters
  • Workers evacuated from office buildings gather in Reforma Avenue

    People evacuated from office buildings gather in Reforma Avenue after an earthquake in Mexico City, Tuesday Sept. 19, 2017.
    Rebecca Blackwell | AP
  • People remove debris of a building that collapsed

    People remove debris of a building which collapsed after a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017.
    Alfredo Estralla | AFP | Getty Images
  • Searching for possible victims after walls of a building collapsed during a quake in Mexico City

    People look for possible victims after walls of a building collapsed during a quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017.
    Ronaldo Schemidt | AFP | Getty Images
  • A rescuer looks for possible victims

    A rescuer looks for possible victims after a quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017.
    Ronaldo Schemidt | AFP | Getty Images
  • A man is pulled out of the rubble alive

    A man is pulled out of the rubble alive following a quake in Mexico City.
    Ronaldo Schemidt | AFP | Getty Images
  • Residents remove debris from a damaged building and search for victims 

    People remove debris of a damaged building after a real quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017 while an earthquake drill was being held in the capital.
    Alfredo Estralla | AFP | Getty Images
  • People walk past victims of a powerful quake in Atzala, Puebla, Mexico

    People walk past victims of a powerful quake in Atzala, Puebla, Mexico on September 19, 2017.
    Jose Castanares | AFP | Getty Images
  • Rescuers and residents assists an injured victim amid the ruins of a building knocked down by a earthquake.

    Rescuers and residents assists an injured victim amid the ruins of a building knocked down by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.
    Pedro Mera | Getty Images
  • A view of widespread damage to a building facade

    Picture of the damages caused on a building by a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017.
    Yuri Cortez | AFP | Getty Images
  • People react as the quake rattles Mexico City

    People react as a real quake rattles Mexico City on September 19, 2017 as an earthquake drill was being held in the capital.
    Ronaldo Schemidt | AFP | Getty Images
  • Caskets holding the bodies of victims who died after the roof of a church collapsed, stand on a street following an earthquake in Atzala, on the outskirts of Puebla, Mexico

    Caskets holding the bodies of victims who died after the roof of a church collapsed, stand on a street following an earthquake in Atzala, on the outskirts of Puebla, Mexico September 20, 2017.
    Imelda Medina | Reuters