Published Sep 8, 2017 at 10:02 AM | Updated at 3:32 PM EDT on Sep 19, 2017
One of the most powerful earthquakes on record in Mexico toppled buildings and sent frightened residents into streets that were plunged into darkness due to power outages.
At least 96 people are dead following the magnitude-8.1 quake, centered just off the country's southern coast. A hotel in Oaxaca collapsed in Mexico's largest-magnitude quake in a century, matching a June 1932 quake that is believed to have resulted in 400 deaths around the port of Manzanillo.
For many, life has moved outdoors due to homes left uninhabitable. A third of the homes in Juchitan were reported uninhabitable and repeated aftershocks have scared people away from many structures still standing. Officials in Oaxaca and Chiapas states said thousands of houses and hundreds of schools had been damaged or destroyed. Hundreds of thousands of people were reported to be without water service. Many people continued to sleep outside, fearful of more collapses, as strong aftershocks continued, including a magnitude 5.2 jolt early Sunday.