Ecstatic soccer fans in Mexico City were so damn happy after their team scored a clutch, single goal to win their World Cup opening match and deliver a shocking upset to Germany on Sunday that they literally shook the earth.
Mexico’s Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research recorded a tremor during the exact moment Hirving Lozano shot past Germany’s defense in the 35th minute to secure a 1–0 lead against the defending world champions.
At 10:34 a.m., crowds back home erupted and went so wild that their “mass jumping” triggered about a magnitude 3 quake, Carlos Del Ángel, the institute’s director, explained.
👀that reaction from the Zocalo in Mexico City to Chucky Lozano's goal. pic.twitter.com/PcyHyfit9w
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“We know that in various parts of the city where there were more people and when all the people jumped into the air at the same time in celebration, we were able to pick that movement up using several monitors that we have in Mexico City,” he told.
A small artificial earthquake detected in Mexico City “possibly due to mass jumping” when Mexico scored against Germany https://t.co/9arKFZHORU
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However, the quake was such a “small movement” that people “probably didn’t feel it,” he went on.
(Let’s be real, they were probably too distracted freaking the F out over this win they wouldn’t have felt even a big, real earthquake.)