Seismic monitoring agency Simmsa detected an artificial earthquake in the country's capital roughly at the same time Mexico's national soccer team scored an improbable game-winning goal against Germany in the World Cup.
The agency said it may have been triggered by "massive jumps" across the city.
Q: Is this for real?! Did the Mexico goal create an earthquake?!— Mika McKinnon (@mikamckinnon) June 18, 2018
A: Yes, ish.
Seismometers are very sensitive — they regularly pick up seismic signals of passing trucks, crashing waves, & other vibrations. That doesn’t make crowd noise an earthquake or human-detectable. https://t.co/h69uXpFOX9
#Sismo artificial en la Ciudad de México por celebración de gol de la selección mexicana durante el partido contra Alemania en el Mundial de Rusia 2018.— SIMMSA (@SIMMSAmex) June 17, 2018
Conoce cómo sucedió en nuestra nota de blog:https://t.co/B7GiWyX3ek pic.twitter.com/4flDw2cfux
Given everything that's going on these days, I am whole-heartedly throwing my support behind Mexico at this world cup. Let's have some more earthquakes. https://t.co/YiEbO0HjvW— Adam Gidwitz (@AdamGidwitz) June 18, 2018