Mexican World Cup fans' 'massive jumps' may have set off manmade earthquake

PHOTO: Mexican fans gather to celebrate Mexicos victory against Germany during the 2018 World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, June 17, 2018.PlayUlises Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images
WATCH Mexico fans trigger earthquake sensors with World Cup celebrations

Mexico's upset World Cup victory over Germany was literally earthshaking.

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Super-sensitive earthquake sensors registered seismic activity at two sites in Mexico City that coincided with what proved to be the winning goal by Mexico's star player, Hirving Lazano, in that team's 1-0 triumph over defending World Cup champion Germany on Sunday.

PHOTO: Fans of Mexicos football team celebrate during a public event at the Zocalo Square in Mexico City, June 17 2018. Rodrigo Arangua/AFP/Getty Images
Fans of Mexico's football team celebrate during a public event at the Zocalo Square in Mexico City, June 17 2018.

The Institute of Geological and Atmospheric Investigations described the tremor in a tweet as an "artificial" quake possibly set off by "massive jumps" of fans watching the live broadcast of the white-knuckle match in Mexico.

PHOTO: Mexican fans gather to celebrate Mexicos victory against Germany during the 2018 World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, June 17, 2018. Ulises Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images
Mexican fans gather to celebrate Mexico's victory against Germany during the 2018 World Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, June 17, 2018.

Lozano's victorious strike came in at the 35-minute mark of the first half of the game at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, roughly the same time, 11:32 a.m. local time, that a quake registered 6,661 miles away in Mexico City, officials said.

PHOTO: Members of the Mexico team celebrate their win over Germany during the FIFA 2018 World Cup, June 17, 2018, in Moscow, Russia. Andre Durao/Polaris
Members of the Mexico team celebrate their win over Germany during the FIFA 2018 World Cup, June 17, 2018, in Moscow, Russia.

The fan-generated shaker registered a magnitude 2, which would have been undetectable to the thousands of jubilant fans packed into Mexico City's Zocalo Square but was enough to move the needles on the Richter scale, officials said.