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Mexicans Jumping Caused an Earthquake After Scoring Germany

Hirving Lozano (Image: Reuters)

Mexico have set the bar high for the celebration of World Cup goals. A small earthquake rang out through the ground in Mexico City on Sunday June 17. It was man-made and possibly caused by millions of Mexicans jumping with joy because the country had scored a goal in their football match against Germany.

Hirving Lozano beat a couple of German players in one move before firing past German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer.

Mexico went on to maintain their 1 – 0 lead to the final whistle, securing a famous victory which brought some of their players to tears at the 2018 World Cup ongoing in Russia.

The Department of Seismology and Volcanism of the Institute for Geological and Atmospheric Research (SIMMSA) which does seismic monitoring in the area, posted a seismic graph on Twitter with the explanation that the possible cause of the quake was massive jumping after the Mexican team took the lead against Germany.

Germany who are current world champions, are very often among the favourites for the tournament and always boast an intimidating squad of world-class players.


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