On Tuesday, a powerful 7.1 earthquake shook central Mexico near Mexico City.
The quake has already claimed the lives of 225 people, according to the head of Mexico’s civil defense agency Luis Felipe Puente. A majority of the fatalities took place in Mexico City—where dozens of buildings collapsed including a school that held dozens of teachers and students, ranging from ages 3 to 14. Videos and images of the destruction in Mexico’s capital were widely distributed through Facebook and Twitter.
— Luis Felipe Puente (@LUISFELIPE_P) September 20, 2017
In response to earthquake, the hashtag #AyudaCDMX trended globally on Wednesday morning, as Twitter users in Mexico and abroad were sharing information of where to donate and asking for help to locate their missing loved ones.
International community—a few dollars will go far in Mexico
PayPal: firstname.lastname@example.org pic.twitter.com/pW6FdUt0CR
— Andrea Noel ϟ (@metabolizedjunk) September 20, 2017
— OhWonderUpdates (@OhWonderMusicUP) September 20, 2017
— pictoline (@pictoline) September 20, 2017
— #AyudaCDMX ?? (@_BeaSays) September 20, 2017
— Alex Fuentes (@ChefAlexFuentes) September 20, 2017