Russian Federation 2018: Mexico stun defending champions, Germany

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A tweet describing an artificial quake in Mexico City, after Mexico scored what would be the game-winning goal in the World Cup upset against Germany, went viral Sunday.

On Sunday, a monitoring group in Mexico City observed a small natural disaster with "artificial" origins.


All the Mexicans who were jumping nonstop in the Mexico City's main square after the goal created an 'artificial quake for 7 seconds at two parts of the capital city, according to a report by Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Investigations, Mexico.

Seismic monitoring agency Simmsa said it was caused "possibly by massive jumps during the goal ... of Mexico in the World Cup".


Cheers erupted across Mexico as the national team bested Germany in its first match of the 2018 World Cup soccer tournament.

Mexico have recorded one of the biggest upset so far at the ongoing World Cup in Russian Federation.


On Sunday, the institute tweeted seismographic readings highlighting the activity at the time when Mexicans celebrated what would be the decisive goal scored by striker Hirving Lozano.

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