FIFA WC 2018: Excited Mexican fans induce an ‘earthquake’

Mexican Fans induce an earthquake

Mexico defeated Germany, the defending World Cup champions on Sunday. And the fans went crazy. During the game they sang and chanted and cheered for their team so hard that it literally caused an artificial seismic wave.

Two monitoring stations in Mexico City picked up the temblor around the time Lozano scored, 35 minutes into the match. Seismologists in Chile also said that their instruments detected an artificial temblor at the same time.

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The celebrations were ‘felt’ when the national team score a goal against defending champions Germany in their first match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

John E. Vidale, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, told USA TODAY Sports that at such fan-induced earthquakes would generate a 2 on the Richter Scale, which would go unnoticed by the public if it were a typical quake.

In a tweet, Simmsa said the artificial quake may have been generated by “massive  jumps” across the city. Such tremors have been felt before. In the past Peru has witnessed similar alarming World Cup celebrations.

 

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