More than 100 killed as powerful quake rocks Mexico City [video]

MORE than 100 people are dead after a powerful 7.1 magnitude quake struck Mexico City.

Heartbreaking vision has been posted online, showing the moment the fatal quake hit. In the confronting footage, dozens of high-rise buildings can be seen toppling to the ground as hundreds of residents run for their lives.

According to the US Geological Survey, the quake hit around 1.14pm local time, with the epicentre located about 120km south of Mexico City, at a depth of 51km.


The President has activated the country’s major disaster plan with the death toll expected to rise as authorities continue to search for people trapped under rubble.

It comes after 98 people were killed in an earthquake in Southern Mexico on September 7.