Watch CBSN Live

So many fans celebrate Mexico's World Cup goal, it triggers seismic event

Round 1 of World Cup underway in Russia
Round 1 of World Cup underway in Russia 01:38

Mexico's 1-0 win over Germany in their Sunday FIFA World Cup game was Earth shaking, literally.

At nearly the same time Mexico player Hirving Lozano scored the team's first and only goal of the game against the reigning champs, Mexico City experienced an apparent earthquake thousands of miles away. Two sensors inside the city detected the seismic event, according to SIMMSA, a branch of the area's Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Research.

But this quake wasn't Mother Nature's creation.

SIMMSA tweeted that the earthquake was "artificially" created by "massive jumps" in the nation's capital during and after Lozano's crucial goal. Mexico fans celebrated the win so intensely that the ground actually shook beneath their feet.

The surprising win earned Mexico three points and put the team in a prime position to move on.

Mexico's Hirving Lozano scored the early goal that led to the upset. Getty
View CBS News In
CBS News App Open
Chrome Safari Continue
Be the first to know
Get browser notifications for breaking news, live events, and exclusive reporting.