Mexico’s World Cup Goal Celebrations Literally Caused Earthquake In Mexico City

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A minor earthquake has occurred in Mexico City at the very same time the Mexican national team took the lead in their opener against Germany.

Hirving ‘Chucky’ Lozano completed an earth trembling counter-attacking move in the 35th minute, with the team continuing to reign victorious against the 2014 World Cup champions with a 1-0 win.

The timing of the earthquake – 11.32am local time – lined up neatly with 22-year-old Lozano’s perfect first-half goal, and is thought to be due to supporters jumping up and down with understandable excitement.

Fortunately, no damage was caused for this very small earthquake, however this certainly shows the ground-moving enthusiasm of Mexico’s fans…

This bizarre phenomenon was noted by SIMMSA – the organisation which monitors and analyses Mexico’s seismic activity.

Tweeting after the goal, SIMMSA said:

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

The organisation then clarified this was an ‘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.

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This match is being described as one of the greatest achievements in Mexican football history, and is certainly cause for celebration.

Mexico are the very first squad to defeat Germany in a World Cup opener since Algeria’s 1982 victory.

Speaking after the game, Lozano stated:

We are very happy, my team-mates and I did some great work, we all ran our hearts out and this is the result of all this hard work.

I don’t know if it the biggest victory in (Mexican) history but one of the biggest for sure.

It is great to start on the right foot when you are playing against the world champions.

Thank God it was a great result for the team and to get this (man of the match award) means a lot to me.

I would have to agree it is the best goal I have scored in my life. We all dream of playing in the World Cup.

Going forward, Mexico will play their next match against South Korea in Rostov-on-Don on June 23 at 16:00 BST, with Germany playing against Sweden in Sochi later on the same day (19:00).

Well done Mexico!

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