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17th Jun 2018

Mexico’s World Cup goal celebrations literally caused an earthquake in Mexico City

Starting an earthquake makes you strong contenders for best fans in the world

Wayne Farry

This is how you celebrate a goal in the World Cup

Mexican authorities have reported that a minor earthquake took place in Mexico City at the exact time that the Mexican national team took the lead in their World Cup Group F opener against Germany.

The Mexicans took the lead against Joachim Low’s heavy favourites in the 35th minute, as Hirving Lozano finished off a stunning counter-attacking move.

What’s more, they then held on heroically to actually beat the World Cup holders.

The timing of the earthquake synced up perfectly with the timing of the goal, according to SIMMSA – the body which monitors and analyses seismic activity in the country.

In tweets posted shortly after Lozano’s goal went in, SIMMSA said:

“Earthquake detected in Mexico City during the goal by the national team in the World Cup.”

This tweet was then followed by further confirmation of the “artificial” earthquake:

“The earthquake detected in Mexico City originated artificially. Possibly by massive jumps during the goal of the Mexico team in the World Cup. At least two sensors inside the City detected it.”

Thankfully, the seismic activity was so low that no damage was caused whatsoever, but one can only wonder if yet more seismic activity came on the final whistle.