Gael García Bernal took to Twitter to find his father after the Mexico earthquake

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People are looking for their loved ones in Mexico City and nearby areas after they were shaken by a powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday.

More than 100 people have died as a result of the quake, according to the Associated Press, and many are missing. So naturally, people have turned to social media to either look for their loved ones or transmit emergency messages.

One such searcher is Mexican actor and director Gael García Bernal, who turned to Twitter to look for his father. The Mozart in the Jungle actor has been attending the Toronto Film Festival this week. His tweet, which went out on Tuesday, has since been deleted (but don’t worry, there’s good news ahead): Read more…

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