Mexico Fans Cause Man-Made Earthquake After Goal Against Germany
Mexico defeated defending World Cup champs Germany over the weekend.
Following what would end up being the loan goal of the game, the celebrations from Mexico fans caused a man-made earthquake.
As millions of Mexico fans gathered in Coyoacan Mexico City, the "massive jumps" after Mexico's forward Hirving Lozano scored against Germany in the 34th minute of the game, caused seismic activity says the Institute for Geological and Atmospherical Investigations.
It wasn't enough of a quake that could be felt by other people, but it did show up on at least two censors. It didn't cause any damage, and the artificial earthquake couldn't be measured in magnitudes like a geological quake.
As it turns out, sports fans have created man-made earthquakes before. One of them being the 1988 LSU football game versus Auburn, aptly titled the Earthquake Game. LSU fans celebrating the victory created enough movement that a seismograph in an LSU building 1,000 feet from the stadium picked up earthquake activity.
In 2013, Seattle Seahawks fans jumped up and down after a touchdown, it created what registered an earthquake between a magnitude 1 and 2.