Almost half of those killed are reported in the Mexico City, according to the Mexico's civil protection agency chief, Luis Felipe Puente.
In Cuernavaca, a city south of Mexico City, there were unconfirmed reports on local radio of people trapped beneath collapsed buildings. And nine people died in Mexico state, which lies just to the west of Mexico City. Mexico's education secretary, Aurelio Nuno, said 25 people were killed at the school, while 11 others were rescued and 30 were missing.
Multiple buildings have collapsed or are severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City and nearby states.
Hundreds of volunteers and rescue workers dug through the rubble with picks, shovels and their bare hands.
Thirteen people were reported dead in the neighboring states of Mexico and Guerrero. The Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement that all the consulate employees in Mexico are safe.
Perera helps World XI level series 1-1
The series is locked at 1-1 with Pakistan winning the first match by 20 runs while World XI won the second game by 7 wickets. Malik in particular was in stupendous form, smacking three sixes in a quickfire innings of 39 runs off just 23 deliveries.
Abella said the Philippine government, through the Philippine Embassy in Mexico City, was closely monitoring the situation in Mexico and keeping in touch with the leaders of the Filipino community there to ensure their safety.
"We are facing a new national emergency", Nieto said, adding that the death toll now stands at 217.
People react as a real quake rattles Mexico City on September 19, 2017 as an natural disaster drill was being held in the capital.
The damage from the temblor was not immediately clear, but its jolt was felt far.