Dozens were killed as a result of a powerful magnitude 8.2 earthquake that hit Mexico early on Friday, September 8 — the largest the country has experienced in the past 100 years.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said that "50 million Mexicans felt the tremor" when the disaster struck, adding that 65 aftershocks were felt after the earthquake.
As Mexican authorities move to deal with the aftermath of the earthquake, numerous Twitter users expressed sympathy to those afflicted by this cataclysm using hashtag #PrayForMexico.
Some people, however, used this opportunity to make snide remarks about US President Donald Trump.
Guessing only reason Trump will #PrayForMexico is because he thinks they could fall off the earth and he'd have nowhere for his wall to go— #NotTrending (@CrackedActor99) 8 сентября 2017 г.
Donald Trump be like, "My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Mexico but we will BUILD that WALL"— African Dream (@Duahvalentino) 8 сентября 2017 г.
Others simply sought to convey a message of compassion and support to the people of Mexico.
Sending prayers to the good people of Mexico. Dios los bendiga a todos! 🙏🏻❤️🇲🇽 #PrayForMexico— John Brust (@johnbrust) 8 сентября 2017 г.
Praying for my family, my country, and it's people this is so devastating and it breaks my heart. #PrayForMexico 🇲🇽— dirty d ☾ (@dirtydiana_23) 8 сентября 2017 г.
The earthquake’s epicenter was located off the Pacific coast of Mexico, approximately 73 miles south-west of the Tres Picos settlement, with the shocks being registered at 04:49 GMT, according to the US Geological Survey.