Mexico earthquake kills more than 150

Vastavam web: South American country Mexico was shaken with the earth quake occurred in late night of Tuesday. As many as 150 were killed so far and thousands were trapped under demolished buildings. Neighbors and volunteers joined desperate rescue workers in hard hats as they used their bare hands and buckets to dig through pancaked rubble in a frenzied search for survivors in collapsed structures that included office buildings and several churches. At least two children were trapped under rubble at the entrance of a school in Mexico City, according to local reports. The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the magnitude at 7.1 and said the epicenter of the quake, which struck at 2:14 p.m. eastern time, was near Puebla’s state town of Raboso, which is about 76 miles southwest from the capital city of Mexico City. The earthquake struck at a depth of about 33 miles, officials said. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who flew over the area to inspect the damage, said dozens of buildings had collapsed, with the number likely to rise. Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez, Mexico City’s international airport, temporarily suspended operations.