The Mexican government confirmed that their seismometers had registered an artificially created tremor in Mexico City at the time of the goal in the country's opening World Cup 2018 game against Germany.
Mexico goal creates earthquake
On the official Twitter account of agency SIMMSA - that monitors and analyses seismic affects, operated by the Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research - a message was posted reporting that it was caused:
El #sismo detectado en la Ciudad de México se originó de manera artificial. Posiblemente por saltos masivos durante el Gol de la selección de #México en el mundial. Por lo menos dos sensores dentro de la Ciudad lo detectaron a las 11:32. pic.twitter.com/mACKesab3b— SIMMSA (@SIMMSAmex) 17 June 2018
‘Possibly by massive jumps at Mexico’s goal at the World Cup. At least two sensors inside the city detected it at 11:32.’
The goal was classed at being scored in the 34th minute of the Group F game in the Rostov Arena, Rostov-on-Don by Hirving Lozano and, given the time difference between the countries, this time stamp is at least close. Either way, the important factor is that it proved to be the only goal of the match giving the North American side a surprise three points over the current World Cup holders.