Mexico’s stunning World Cup goal triggers seismic activity

Mexico’s 1-0 win over Germany in their Sunday FIFA World Cup game was Earth shaking, literally.

At nearly the same time Mexico player Hirving Lozano scored the team’s first and only goal of the game against the reigning champs, Mexico City experienced an apparent earthquake thousands of miles away. Two sensors inside the city detected the seismic event, according to SIMMSA, a branch of the area’s Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research.

But this quake wasn’t Mother Nature’s creation.

SIMMSA tweeted that the earthquake was “artificially” created by “massive jumps” in the nation’s capital during and after Lozano’s crucial goal. Mexico fans celebrated the win so intensely that the ground actually shook beneath their feet.

The surprising win earned Mexico three points and put the team in a prime position to move on.

Mexico’s Hirving Lozano scored the early goal that led to the upset.


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