Emergency mechanisms activated for Mexico earthquake

The Copernicus Emergency Management Service (EMS) - Mapping and the International Charter Space and Major Disasters have been activated for a 7.1-magnitude earthquake in Mexico.

The earthquake is considered among the strongest to hit Mexico. Several people were trapped under the collapsed buildings. Emergency workers, volunteers and military personnel are have been working day and night in search of the victims.

The Charter has been activated by UNITAR-UNOSAT on behalf of UNOCHA.