3.8 earthquake recorded near Albion, Ill

Courtesy KNBC Seismograph

A powerful natural disaster has hit central Mexico, cracking building facades and scattering rubble in the capital on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.

Earlier in the day, natural disaster drills were held in Mexico City to mark the anniversary of the Michoacán quake of 1985, which caused widespread death and injuries as well as catastrophic damage in Mexico City.

A magnitude-7.1 natural disaster struck the central Mexican state of Puebla on Tuesday afternoon, the US Geological Survey said.

In Mexico City, residents immediately came out of the buildings due to the intensity of the natural disaster.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the natural disaster could be felt at 11:20 p.m. four miles from Westwood, California.

Videos shared on social media show that at least some buildings in the city have collapsed. On September 15, a devastating 8.2-magnitude natural disaster brought destruction to southern Mexico.

Buildings have been seriously damaged in the city, with local television stations broadcasting images of collapsed facades and streets filled with rubble.

The Edwards County Sheriff's office in Albion says there have been no reports of damage or injuries.

Market trader Edith Lopez, 25, was in a taxi a few blocks away when the quake struck.

The global airport in Mexico City suspended operations after a massive quake on Tuesday, Luis Felipe Puente, head of the National Civil Protection Service said. She said she saw glass bursting out of the windows of some buildings. Some people dove for cover under desks.

- A small quake was reported Tuesday morning near Albion in southern IL, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

An expansive view of Mexico City.



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