Mexico experienced two major earthquakes in September 2017. The first, hitting the southern coast of Mexico on September 8th, was one of the biggest ever recorded in the area at a magnitude of 8.1. Only eleven days after this first major disastor, on September 19th, Mexico was hit with another earthquake, at a magnitude of 7.1. Many deaths have been reported from both earthquakes and several major cities including Mexico City, Puebla, and San Juan Raboso have large amounts of rubble, with many people trapped under collapsed buildings.
- For information related to the ongoing response and recovery efforts, please visit the Center for Disaster Philanthropy's Mexico Earthquakes resource page.
Council members and partners who have developed funds for earthquake response include:
- Global Giving: Mexico Earthquake Relief Fund
- International Community Foundation (Southern Coast Relief): International Disaster Relief Fund - Oaxaca & Chiapas
- International Community Foundation (Central Relief): International Disaster Relief Fund - Mexico City, Puebla & Morelos
- Center for Disastor Philanthropy: Mexico Earthquake Recovery Fund
- Cemefi: Supporting the Victims of the Earthquake
- Hispanics in Philanthropy: Earthquake Relief Fund
- The Resource Foundation: Mexico Disaster Relief Fund