The natural calamity has caused serious damage to lives and property in the region.
The number is expected to rise as many bodies are trapped under collapsed buildings, reported the CNN.
Citing the US Geological Survey, CNN reported that the epicentre of the of the quake was 4.5 kilometers east-northeast of San Juan Raboso and 55 km southwest of the city of Puebla.
The earthquake struck at a depth of about 33 miles (51 km).
Several buildings in Mexico City were severely damaged and thousands of people were seen fleding from the office buildings. (ANI)