Scenes of Devastation in Mexico City After 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake

Photographs by Luján Agusti, Alejandro Cegarra, César Rodríguez

At least 225 have been killed following a 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck near Mexico City Tuesday. It came just hours after annual safety drills were held on the anniversary of a 1985 earthquake that killed 5,000. This was Mexico's second major earthquake this month. (Updated Sept. 21)

A resident sits in front of a collapsed building in the town of Jojutla de Juarez, Morelos State.

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Enrique Pena Nieto, Mexico's president (center) surveys the earthquake damage in Jojutla de Juarez.

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A soldier lays out rope to block access to a street with fallen buildings in Jojutla de Juarez.

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A soldier stands guard (left). Displaced resident Iztel Avila (right) volunteers to help in Mexico City.

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Rescue workers and volunteers listen to directions before conducting a search operation at a collapsed building in Mexico City.

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Volunteers hand out water to residents outside Santa Maria de la Natividad church in Mexico City.

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Pedestrians pass through a street filled with debris in the town of Jojutla de Juarez, Morelos State.

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Rescue Workers from the Topos nonprofit rescue brigade search a collapsed building in Jojutla de Juarez. The brigade was created when a 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City on Sept. 19, 1985, killing at least 5,000 people.

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President Nieto (center) speaks with a resident while touring Jojutla de Juarez.

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Rescue volunteer Zeinep Albor Valdez and his dog, Atka (left). Atka helped find more 20 people trapped in a collapsed building. Resident Domingo Ramirez (right) is volunteering with search and rescue operations in Mexico City.

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Fallen mannequins in the display window of a closed Zara clothing store in Mexico City.

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Soldiers search a collapsed building in Jojutla de Juarez.

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A resident stands in front of a street filled with debris from fallen buildings in Jojutla de Juarez.

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Rescue workers search a collapsed building following the earthquake in Mexico City on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

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Rescuers scouring the ruins of a fallen structure in La Condesa, a Mexico City neighborhood popular with tourists.

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A Condesa resident embraces a child.

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A man runs along Avenida Insurgentes following the earthquake in Mexico City.

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People remove debris from a collapsed building in La Condesa, Mexico City.

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A woman carries a baby along Avenida Insurgentes.

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People search a collapsed building in Mexico City.

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A vehicle destroyed by debris from a collapsed building in La Condesa.

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Rescue workers remove debris from a building that toppled in La Condesa.

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Officials survey the damage to a building whose facade collapsed in La Condesa.

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A pair of high-heeled shoes, abandoned on a sidewalk in Mexico City.

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A wide view of rescue workers searching a collapsed building in La Condesa.

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