On the night of September 7, 2017, an 8.1 magnitude earthquake struck off of Mexico's southern coast. The quake was felt in Mexico City but caused little damage. Oaxaca, Chiapas and Tabasco faced the most destruction, with a death toll of 98.
A week and a half later, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck central Mexico--ripping down homes in Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos. The death toll is still climbing but is currently at 315 people.
These images, many shot on assignment for Direct Relief, span the experiences of people living in Oaxaca, Mexico City, Morelos and Puebla in the wake of the two devastating quakes.