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This sounds unbelievable but it is true, the amount of activity generated by Mexicans celebrating Hirving Lozano’s 35th minute winner against Germany registered on some equipment monitoring seismic activity around Mexico city. The Institute for Geological and Atmospherical Investigations tweeted its discovery of seismic activity immediately after the goal was scored. The tweet translated states:
Thedetected in Mexico City originated artificially. Possibly by massive jumps during the goal of the selection of in the World Cup. At least two sensors inside the city detected it at 11:32.
El #sismo detectado en la Ciudad de México se originó de manera artificial. Posiblemente por saltos masivos durante el Gol de la selección de #México en el mundial. Por lo menos dos sensores dentro de la Ciudad lo detectaron a las 11:32. pic.twitter.com/mACKesab3b
— SIMMSA (@SIMMSAmex) June 17, 2018
So, while this is not a proper earthquake, it is seismic activity and may be described as an artificial mini earthquake or tremor. Incredible when you think about it though that football can invoke such great passion in people.