Fact or fiction: Did Mexico's soccer fans cause earthquake when winning goal was scored?
The Baltimore Sun|
Jun 18, 2018 | 8:20 AM
It was the goal that shook Mexico City.
Hirving Lozano scored the game’s only goal late in the first half in Mexico’s 1-0 win over defending champion Germany Sunday morning and set off a celebration that might have registered on seismic sensors.
According to Mexico’s Institute of Geologic and Atmospheric Investigations, the sensors in Mexico City detected what was reported to be a small artificial earthquake “possibly because of mass jumping.”
The celebrations immediately after Mexico’s goal against Germany caused an earthquake in Mexico City, according to the Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research. 🇲🇽
They played the game on the banks of the Moscow River, but given the noise, the waves of green Mexican national team jerseys and multi-colored sombreros and the loud pre-game rendition of “Cielito Lindo,” Luzhniki Stadium might as well have been Estadio Azteca.