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Mexico City experienced a man-made earthquake after their World Cup goal


Think Mexico’s 35th minute goal over Germany was a big deal back home? You’re right.

“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.