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A 7.1 magnitude quake hit Mexico Tuesday, collapsing buildings and trapping an unknown number of people.

This is a developing story, so no firm reports yet on damage or injuries from Tuesday's quake.

People remove debris of a damaged building after a real quake rattled Mexico City on September 19, 2017 while an natural disaster drill was being held in the capital.

Coincidentally, the natural disaster took place during an natural disaster drill, and is occurring on on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that killed over 10,000 people.

The worldwide airport in Mexico City suspended operations after a massive quake on Tuesday, Luis Felipe Puente, head of the National Civil Protection Service said.

Mexico City after quake.

The Associated Press captured this image after thousands of workers fled their office buildings onto the Paseo de La Reforma in the heart of Mexico City.

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The quake came hours after emergency drills regularly held on the anniversary of the 1985 disaster.

Dramatic video showed one mid-rise building collapsing into a cloud of dust amid cries from onlookers.

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.8-magnitude quake hit near Albion, Illinois at 7:47 Eastern time.

"We ran out of the building; we were really scared".

The AP reported Mexico's seismological agency calculated the quake's preliminary magnitude at 6.8. It was not clear whether anyone was inside, but Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera reported that there were people trapped in some buildings.

Mexico City Airport closed after a 7.1 natural disaster rocked Mexico.

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