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By Henrietta J. Burroughs                    Follow East Palo Alto Today on
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Map of Mexico
                                                 Map courtesy of Geology.com

In the wake of the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, it is estimated that 200 people died and at least 44 buildings collapsed.

The epicenter of the quake was located in central Mexico near the area of Puebla, which is 100 miles away from Mexico City

According to the latest collected data, there are 800 thousand Mexican nationals in the Bay Area, and many might be seeking information about relatives and friends in the aftermath of this week's devastating earthquake.

The Mexican Consulate in San Francisco set up a hotline at 4-5-699-1885.
Facebook has a Safety Check page at https://www.facebook.com/safetycheck/rabosa-puebla-mexico-earthquake-sep19-2017

U.S. citizens facing emergencies are advised to contact the U.S. Embassy by calling 011-52-55-5080-2000. For calls originating in Mexico, call 55-5080-2000.. More information can be found at https://mx.usembassy.gov/emergency-message-u-s-citizens-7-1-earthquake-mexico/

  Those seeking to provide assistance are advised to contact the Mexican Red Cross at  https://www.cruzrojamexicana.org.mx/. Mexican nationals needing more information can contact the Center for Information and Assistance for Mexicans (CIAM in Spanish) at 1 855 463 6395. CIAM is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To reach the Consulate directly to offer assistance or get more information, call the community affairs office at 916-329-3542.