Mexico’s World Cup Goal Caused Man-Made Earthquake

Mexico’s World Cup Goal Caused Man-Made Earthquake

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Mexico’s World Cup Goal Caused Man-Made Earthquake

Mexico’s goal against Germany during yesterdays World Cup game caused a man-made earthquake in the Central American nation.

The celebration following forward Hirving Lozano winning goal at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow triggered at least two seismic sensors in Mexico City, according to a monitoring agency run by Mexico’s Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research:

SIMMSA theorized that the artificial quake was caused by all the fans in the city jumping up and down in celebration of the goal, and later noted that a similar reading was detected in Lima following a goal by Peru’s team in World Cup qualifier in last November.

This was the first time ever that Mexico defeated Germany in World Cup play. Before the game Mexico was a +600 underdog in the match. That makes their win on Sunday the biggest upset of the tournament thus far (and a big money-maker for anybody who gambled on them).

 

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