Mexico earthquake kills at least 139

Rescue efforts continue overnight at a collapsed building in Mexico City. Photo: Rebecca Blackwell / AP

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico Tuesday, with the death roll rising rapidly throughout the evening and reaching at least 139, per the AP.

The quake occurred about 75 miles southeast of Mexico City and flattened 27 buildings in the capital, President Enrique Peña Nieto said.