El #sismo detectado en la Ciudad de México se originó de manera artificial. Posiblemente por saltos masivos durante el Gol de la selección de #México en el mundial. Por lo menos dos sensores dentro de la Ciudad lo detectaron a las 11:32. pic.twitter.com/mACKesab3b— SIMMSA (@SIMMSAmex) June 17, 2018
“The #sismo detected in Mexico City originated artificially. Possibly by massive jumps during the Goal of the selection of # Mexico in the world. At least two sensors inside the City detected it at 11:32.”
We’ve seen seismic activity in sports before, most notably during Marshawn Lynch’s legendary “Beast Quake” run — but that was far more localized to the area around CenturyLink Field, while the example in Mexico was from two different sensors placed in the city itself.
Sure, we have the tendency to overstate the impact of sporting events and call them “momentous” even when it’s not fully deserved — but in this case it was spot on.