Mexico's World Cup Winning Goal Caused Man-Made Earthquake



Sunday June 17, 2018, Father's Day

Many things can cause an earthquakes created by the movement of tectonic plates. Many people connect fracking with current earthquake activity in places like Oklahoma and Alaska. As the plates are well-connected, one pace or another, in the past earthquakes in the Pacific Ring of fire have created earthquakes as far away as Puerto Rico and the Atlantic region.

In recent weeks Hawaii has had over 2000 earthquakes and continues to rock. This is accompanied by the ongoing eruption of Mount Kilauea. Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Update: USGS Map, New Fissures, Earthquake, Overnight Explosion   Newsweek - June 20, 2018




If you pay attention to Earthquake Activity - specifically in the Pacific Ring of Fire - you know that earthquakes in Mexico are ongoing. This all reduces to fractured tectonic plates therefore it doesn't take much for an earthquake to happen. On this day, it may have been the "perfect storm" that created the quake in Mexico.

Mexico's Winning World Cup Goal Caused Man-Made Earthquake   New York Magazine - June 17, 2018
Mexico's stunning upset win over Germany in the World Cup on Sunday may have shocked more than soccer fans. At the same time El Tri forward Hirving Lozano scored Mexico’s winning goal at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, at least two seismic sensors detected a minor earthquake in Mexico City, according to a monitoring agency run by Mexico's Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research: SIMMSA theorized that the artificial quake was caused by all the fans in the city jumping up and down in celebration of the goal, and later noted that a similar reading was detected in Lima following a goal by Peru's team in World Cup qualifier in last November.


On the flip side ...

There's No Way World Cup Soccer Fans Caused an Earthquake in Mexico, Seismic Expert Says   Live Science - June 20, 2018
Reports that ebullient soccer fans triggered a man-made earthquake in Mexico City on Sunday (June 17) may be nothing but sound and fury, one seismic expert has said. On Sunday morning, the Mexican men's national soccer team scored a game-winning goal against the defending World Cup champions, Germany. Minutes later, several seismographs around Mexico City reported activity that looked like a small, artificial earthquake, according to a tweet from the Institute of Geologic and Atmospheric Investigations in Mexico.





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