The head of the agency, Luis Felipe Puente, said 94 are dead in Mexico City, 71 in Morelos state, 43 in Puebla, 12 in the State of Mexico, four in Guerrero and one in Oaxaca.Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong had earlier said the total was at least 226, but this was quickly revised up to 248 on Wednesday morning, before coming back down.The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.
The earthquake hits less than two weeks after a devastating 8.1 magnitude trembler that impacted off the coast of Chiapas.
That event killed at least 98 people, and left devastation primarily in the souther Mexican states of Chiapas and Oaxaca.
"Panic and frustration after Mexico City earthquake," Mr Guajardo wrote alongside the video.
Yet another posted by Mr Guajardo showed the facade of a what appears to be a 10 story building losing its facade.
He cut short a visit to Havana, Cuba, to attend to the emergency, Univision reported.
Mexico's head of civil protection, Luis Felipe Puente, exhorted the population to continue helping rescue workers from 8am on Wednesday, local time, the site added.All told, those two states have a combined population of nine million people, and are impoverished.The USGS estimated that there were at least six aftershocks exceeding a 5.0 magnitude after that quake earlier this month.A powerful earthquake has jolted Mexico City - measuring magnitude 7.1 according to the US Geological Survey (USGS) - causing buildings to sway sickeningly on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital.The quake caused rubble to fall onto cars, and some building facades to collapse to the streets.Mexico's seismological agency estimated its preliminary magnitude at 6.8 and said its centre was east of the city in the state of Puebla. My heart was still pounding fast, minutes afterwards." Pictures fell from walls and objects were shaken off of flat surfaces. A video that appears to show the earthquake in action shows lights swaying above people crowding into hallways for safety, and then those lights seeming to lose power.