September 21, 2017
Upon the request of the Government of the United Mexican States, Japan Disaster Relief (JDR) Rescue Team was dispatched to conduct search and rescue operations for missing persons in response to the damages caused by the massive earthquake. The team will arrive in Mexico on September 21.
A magnitude 7.1 earthquake occurred at 3:14 a.m. on Sept. 20(1:14 p.m. on Sept. 19 in Mexico), causing serious human and property damage in Mexico City and the states of Puebla, Morelos, and Mexico.
According to the government of Mexico, the number of dead has reached 225 as of Sept. 20. The number of the dead and injured people is expected to rise.