Citizens of Mexico City suffered a 7.1-magnitude earthquake Tuesday. The strong earthquake, which caused damage to buildings and knocked out power city-wide, proved to shake citizens, too. The earthquake coincidentally occurred on the anniversary of a deadly earthquake that hit Mexico City in 1985. 

Mexico City is prone to earthquakes. Civilians suffered a deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake September 8, 2017, which claimed the lives of more than 60 people. It proved to be one of the most powerful earthquakes to hit the city in a century. 

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the 7.1-magnitude earthquake's epicenter was near the Puebla state town of Raboso, which is approximately 76 miles southeast of Mexico City. At least 44 people have been reported dead as the search for potential victims commenced. 

Videos and photos captured the earthquake's destruction.

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto tweeted Tuesday that he intends to immediately return to Mexico City from Oaxaca to address the incident. The president also tweeted that he ordered medical facilities to make its emergency services available to the entire population. He later published an advisory message to citizens on his official Facebook page. 

"I have convened the National Emergency Committee to assess the situation and coordinate actions," Nieto wrote in a Tuesday Facebook post. "The Planmx has been activated. Before returning to your dwelling or building, check if you have any damage, turn off the light and close the gas."

"It is important to avoid moving through streets and avenues to allow the passage to emergency vehicles," Nieto added.

Aurelio Nuño, an Education Minister, tweeted that all public and private schools are closed until further notice. School cancellation will affect CDMX, State of Mexico, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Morelos, Puebla, Veracruz and Tlaxcala.

Severe damage was caused upon the earthquakes arrival in Mexico City. At least 27 buildings were leveled. This includes homes, schools and office buildings.

Jaime Hernández, the General Director for the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE), claimed 3.8 million customers are without power from the earthquake. Hernández also provided recommendations to customers on Twitter to ensure their safety.

"At home, we ask our clients disconnect electrical appliances that are not fundamental," Hernández wrote on Twitter. "We ask our customers on homes and shops reduce their electric energy consumption to the bare minimum. Currently, we assess damage to electric infrastructure following the earthquake and gradually began to restore service."

The earthquake was located inland. Therefore, there is no threat of a tsunami for areas affected by the quake, according to AccuWeather.

"God bless the people of Mexico City," President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday. "We are with you and will be there for you."

 

Mexico City Mexico City suffers another earthquake Tuesday after being hit with a 8.2-magnitude earthquake, pictured September 8, 2017. Photo: Getty Images