Death toll is expected to rise after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes 120km from Mexico city, collapsing buildings and killing at least 79 people.

Videos are emerging of the earthquake and its aftermath, with buildings collapsing across the region and rescuers rushing to free people form the rubble.

Aquí el momento donde un edificio, al parecer en la Colonia Roma colapsa. pic.twitter.com/rAYKX0lJjm

Mexico City after earthquake. pic.twitter.com/qd3VeLslAf

My prayers #earthquakemexico #mexico #terremotomexico pic.twitter.com/Tu5gXLFII3

At least 79 people have been killed in a powerful earthquake in Mexico, with the death toll expected to rise.

The Mexican government did not break down the locations of the deaths, but said they included Mexico City and the states of Morelos, Puebla and Mexico.

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