On Tuesday, 19 September, a powerful earthquake hit Mexico City on the anniversary of the infamous 1985 quake that caused major damage to the capitol. Shawn Mendes’ fans took to Twitter to wish him well wishes as he had arrived in the city earlier that day. While the extent of the damage is not clear, the earthquake was measured at a magnitude of 7.1. At time of press, Shawn had not updated his social media accounts.
More than 220 people have been confirmed dead after the quake and the number is expected to rise. President Enrique Peña Nieto said 22 bodies were found in the debris of an elementary school in Mexico City that collapsed due to the earthquake. At least 30 children were still missing Tuesday night, he said.
The quake left the busiest city in Mexico in chaos. Tuesday’s earthquake took place on the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that killed thousands in Mexico City in 1985. Just hours before the quake hit, many people took part in drills and commemorative events.