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Mexico’s goal celebration against Germany ’causes an EARTHQUAKE’ as fan reaction sparks seismic activity

Mexico's goal celebration against Germany

Mexico’s goal celebration against Germany ’causes an EARTHQUAKE’ as fan reaction sparks seismic activity

Mexico’s goal celebration against Germany quite literally caused a minor earthquake as fans’ wild reaction sparked seismic activity in the nation’s capital.

Mexican authorities reported the reading was recorded at the exact time Mexico took the lead in their Group F World Cup opening match against Die Mannschaft.

Germany were the strong favourites going into the clash, but it was Mexico who started much the brighter side at the Luzhniki Stadium.

PSV winger Hirving Lozano found the back of the net with a spectacular effort ten minutes before the break, sparking wild scenes both inside the packed ground, and back in Mexico.

Hirving Lozano then found the back of the net with a spectacular effort (Image: REUTERS)
Mexico's goal celebration against Germany caused a minor earthquake
Mexico’s goal celebration against Germany caused a minor earthquake (Image: REX/Shutterstock)

Mexico went on to win the game, so we can only imagine how wild the celebrations will be late into the night in both Russia and South America.

But it was the reaction immediately after Lozano’s goal that caused an “artificial” earthquake, as SIMMSA – the body monitoring and analysing seismic activity in Mexico – so brilliantly put it.

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

Jake Polden

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