Mexico natural disaster: Strong 6.2-magnitude quake hits Mexico City, monitor says

Mexican town shakes off shock after quake begins to move forward

Mexican town shakes off shock after quake begins to move forward

"It feels lifeless", said Mariana Aguilar, 27, a hostess at a bar and restaurant who stood waiting for guests yet to arrive.

In Mexico state, President Enrique Pena Nieto vowed there would be a rapid evaluation of the damage caused, and swift reconstruction of homes, schools and businesses.

The most-watched collapse site - a school where 19 children were killed last week- was built illegally on a site reserved for housing, according to local media reports.

Israel did not set up a field hospital yet, but the army has said this could be added in the future.

"We're going to wait here, we're not moving, and we hope that you are alive, we believe that you are alive and we're expecting you with open arms." said Armando Albarrán, whose niece is still believed to be trapped under the collapsed structure. "We're not there yet", Cross said. She has put her nose to work in disasters such as an quake in Ecuador past year, another one in southern Mexico two weeks ago, a landslide in Guatemala in 2015 and a Mexico City gas explosion in 2013.

Specialists have fanned out to inspect buildings and determine which are unsafe after Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 quake, which has killed at least 319.

In her career, Frida has located 12 people alive beneath the rubble plus more than 40 others dead, more than any other Mexican rescue dog, the Navy said.

"Nothing happened to her, but now she has panic attacks", Luna said.

Mexico City mayor, Miguel Angel Mancera, said on Sunday that there was still hope of finding survivors, five days after the 7.1 natural disaster which shook the country on Tuesday.

The dog's rescue gave hope to residents and neighbours of the building who successfully got an injunction from a judge Saturday night requiring the rescue operation continue for at least five more days.

The country is still reeling from a powerful 7.1 magnitude quake which wreaked havoc on the capital Mexico City as well as several other cities in the center of the country on Tuesday.

At the site of an office that collapsed Tuesday, street signs swayed and rescuers briefly evacuated from atop the pile of rubble before returning to work. They brought suitcases to collect the belongings of their daughter, who lived in a damaged building beside one that collapsed and who is now moving in with them.

Though the IDF soldiers were in Mexico to assist in aid and rescue missions, they made sure to perform the special commandments, or mitzvot, that are incumbent upon Jews during Rosh Hashana, including blowing the shofar.

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