Mexico not only shocked the soccer world on Sunday – according to many, the fans SHOOK the world in celebration!
As Mexico upset defending champions Germany in a stunning World Cup opener, SO excited were the Mexican fans, those celebrating in the nation’s capital may have caused an artificial earthquake while jumping and cheering the team on.
Mexico’s Institute of Geologic and Atmospheric Investigations, which tracks geological activity, reported that at least two sensors in Mexico City recorded seismic movement around the same time player Hirving Lozano scored what would eventually become the game winning goal in the match’s 35th minute. IIGEA reported the activity was most likely due to people in public squares and parks watching the game and celebrating the goal. Even seismologists in Chile said they recorded artificial activity in Mexico City at the same time.
However, one expert is giving a much less sexy explanation..
Xyoli Perez Campos, who heads Servico Sismologico Nacional, Mexico’s national seismological service, tells ‘National Geographic’, “It was probably a person, or people, jumping up and down right next to the (Seismology) station. It wouldn’t look like a single peak.”
Still – even one dude OR a small group of fans making THAT kind of impact? Still very, very impressive. Now THOSE are fans! ~ Jason (Photo credit: Getty images)