Did Celebration Over World Cup Goal Trigger ‘Artificial Earthquake’ in Mexico?

A tweet describing an artificial earthquake in Mexico City, after Mexico scored what would be the game-winning goal in the World Cup upset against Germany, went viral Sunday. But neither the US Geological Survey nor Mexico’s National Seismological Service reported an earthquake in Mexico City that day.

So what’s the deal? Did Mexico party so hard that it caused a man-made earthquake?

The event wasn’t big enough to be measured in magnitudes and wouldn’t have been perceptible to the...


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