Mexico quake: Remarkable moment school children are rescued from rubble

Image People react as a real quake rattles Mexico City

The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter was in Puebla state, about 120 kilometers southeast of Mexico City. / AFP PHOTOrescuers with a crane look for survivors in a multistory building flattened by a powerful quake in Mexico City on September 19, 2017.

The President of Mexico Enrique, Pena Nieto visited a school late on Tuesday which collapsed in Mexico City, killing at least 22 people.

Education Minister Aurelio Nuño tweeted that all public and private schools in Mexico City, as well as some of the states affected by the natural disaster, will remain closed until further notice.

At least 10 people died in Mexico state, which lies just to the west of Mexico City, while in Guerrero one person died.

Mexico had just been rocked by a quake earlier this month.

At least 216 people were killed by a powerful 7.1-magnitude quake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday, the nation's civil protection agency said.

Center of Mexico City right now after 7.4 natural disaster.

He emphasised that many people will need help, but that the priority has to be finding people who are trapped in the collapsed buildings. "It was such a fright", a Pueblan resident was quoted as saying by local media.

"It's very hard", said Aline Tezcucano, a board member of the Mex Y Can Association who has friends and family in Mexico. "We are with you and will be there for you", the president wrote on Twitter.

"We're feeling an quake now, the floor is moving", he said as the studio started shaking.

It comes less than two weeks after the strongest quake in a century hit Mexico's southern coast and left 90 people dead.

The 7.1 magnitude quake caused series damage in the neighbouring states, with more than 11 aftershocks registered so far.

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