Earthquake in Mexico

Just 11 days after Mexico was hit by a magnitude 8.2 earthquake, which killed at least 98 people, displaced an enormous number of people, and left an estimated 2.5 million people in need of assistance, another 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit today, collapsing buildings and doing widespread damage that has left large parts of Mexico City without power. Many people have been injured, and there will unfortunately probably be a number of casualties.
The quake hit five miles (eight km) southeast of Atencingo in the state of Puebla at a depth of 32 miles (51 km), USGS said.

Puebla governor Tony Galil tweeted that several buildings in the city of Cholula had been damaged, including churches whose steeples collapsed.

Several buildings in Mexico City collapsed, while swathes of the capital were left without electricity.

Video posted online showed slabs of concrete peeling from the facade of the labor ministry and plunging onto the street below amid clouds of dust.

...The quake shook the capital on the anniversary of the devastating 1985 earthquake which cost thousands of lives and destroyed many buildings in the capital.

Much of Mexico City is built on former lake bed, and the soil is known to amplify the effects of earthquakes even hundreds of miles away.

Just two hours and 15 minutes before Tuesday's quake, buildings across the city held practice evacuations drills on the anniversary of the 1985 quake.

I can't find the words to convey the sympathy I feel for the Mexican people affected by these back-to-back earthquakes and their aftershocks. Nothing feels sufficient. I am so sorry.

Please feel welcome and encouraged to use this thread to share recommended agencies doing earthquake relief and other ways to help. As always, let's keep this an image-free thread. Thanks.

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