Yesterday Mexico was rocked by a massive earthquake that registered 7.1 on the Richter scale. The earthquake toppled buildings and caused massive destruction that resulted in hundreds of people being killed. There was a lot of footage recorded from the event and the aftermath but there was a few that demonstrated just how scary the situation was.
The video below captures residents who appear to be in shock over the devastation caused by the earthquake when suddenly, the building behind them begins to shake and then collapses to the pavement below, narrowly missing the pedestrians onto the street.
Another building collapses in Mexico.
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) September 19, 2017
Windows were “cracking like candy” as the earthquake shook this tall building. People can be seen below trying to decide if they should run or stay put from under the shaking building.
— Carlos De Niz (@CarlosDe_Niz) September 19, 2017
Watch as the tall red building begins to shake and then collapses:
— Lauren Friedmann (@the_friedz) September 19, 2017
This video captures the awesome power of an earthquake of a 7.1 magnitude, as this large office building is seen literally shaking from side to side.
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Tourists who were quite a distance from Mexico City can be seen on a variety of boats rocking in waves caused by the earthquake on a small river.
7.1 earthquake footage from tourist attraction Xochimilco in Mexico City pic.twitter.com/MeO27fEFsx
— J (@conecora1) September 19, 2017