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Fan's celebrate Mexico's win during the Mexico vs. Germany World Cup soccer match
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Mexico mini-quake after Lozano World Cup goal

Alexander Pearson
June 17, 2018

Hirving Lozano shocked defending World Cup champions Germany when he put Mexico ahead in the 35th minute. The goal was so momentous it seemed to cause an artificial earthquake in Mexico City.


Mexico's Hirving Lozano sent shock waves through the Mexican capital on Sunday when he scored the winning goal against Germany in the two teams' opening game of the 2018 World Cup.

Mexico's Network of Seismic Monitoring, Analysis and Geological Investigation (SIMMSA) wrote on Twitter that it recorded an artificial earthquake in Mexico City in the 35th minute of the match.

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The quake, it added, was possibly caused by "massive jumps" throughout the city in response to Lozano's goal.

Mexico went on to win the game in the Russian capital Moscow against the defending world champions 1-0. The shock win was the country's first against Germany at any World Cup.

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