Mexican road moves up and down after 7.1 magnitude earthquake

It almost looks like it's breathing...


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A road in Mexico had been left looking like it's breathing, as the country puts itself back together following a huge earthquake.

Creepy footage from the disaster-struck country shows the tarmac moving up and down, almost as though it is drawing breath.

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The path has buckled and the ridge moves up and down slowly.

Although the video, shared by Sky News, shows some people moving around the new ridge with trepidation, others appear to be completely unfazed.

One man continues to ride his bicycle tuk tuk over the top of the squat hill.

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The creepy footage makes it look as though the road is 'breathing'

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The earthquake has caused the road to surge up and create a new ridge

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Heidi McMillian said: "It looks like a monster is underneath of the road. So terrifying, I can't imagine what all of these people are going through."

Natalie K said: "and still people drive & then run over??!"

Mexico was rocked by the quake, which measured 7.1 on the Richter scale on Tuesday, in the middle of the day.

The death toll from Mexico's most lethal earthquake in a generation has now exceeded 230.

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People were shocked that others continued to ride over it as though nothing happened

The quake, which killed at least 93 people in the capital, struck 32 years to the day after a 1985 earthquake that killed thousands.

Mexico is also still reeling from a powerful tremor that killed nearly 100 people in the south of the country less than two weeks ago.

In a statement, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) said it was sending a Disaster Assistance Response Team to help, at the request of the Mexican government.

"The United States remains committed to helping our neighbours during this difficult time," the statement said.

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Rescue teams work at the severely damaged Rebsamen school one day after the 7.1-magnitude quake

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U.S. President Donald Trump spoke at length with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday, the White House said.

On Tuesday, Trump had tweeted: "God bless the people of Mexico City. We are with you and will be there for you."

Pena Nieto declared three days of mourning.

"The priority continues to be rescuing people from collapsed buildings and taking care of the injured," he said.

"Every minute counts."

The president has been unusually visible since the two earthquakes, a sign of the political sensitivity of disaster relief less than a year before the next presidential election.

The government's widely panned response to the 1985 quake caused upheaval in Mexico, which some credited with weakening the 71-year rule of the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI).

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Rescue workers search for survivors after an earthquake, in Mexico City

Pena Nieto, the PRI's first president since it lost power in 2000, hopes to elect a party successor next year.

On Wednesday, the president traveled to the state of Morelos, just south of the capital, where 71 people died, to survey damage.

In Puebla State, site of the earthquake's epicenter, at least 43 died.

The earthquake toppled dozens of buildings, tore gas mains and sparked fires across the city and other towns in central Mexico.

Falling rubble and billboards crushed cars, and nearly 5 million homes, businesses and other facilities were without power at one point.

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