Mexico parties until it falls in the ocean…

First I read about a blip in the seismic readings in Mexico City which appeared to coincide with Mexico’s game-winning goal against Germany yesterday.


A tweet describing an artificial earthquake in Mexico City, after Mexico scored what would be the game-winning goal in the World Cup upset against Germany, went viral Sunday. But neither the US Geological Survey nor Mexico’s National Seismological Service reported an earthquake in Mexico City that day.

So what’s the deal? Did Mexico party so hard that it caused a man-made earthquake?

The event wasn’t big enough to be measured in magnitudes and wouldn’t have been perceptible to the general population, according to the Institute for Geological and Atmospherical Investigations, which is not a government agency.

On Sunday, the institute tweeted seismographic readings highlighting the activity at the time when Mexicans celebrated what would be the decisive goal scored by striker Hirving Lozano. It attributed the cause possibly to celebratory “massive jumps” in a post that got more than 27,000 retweets.

At least two of its sensors inside Mexico City detected a seismic movement during the World Cup match, “most likely produced by the massive celebration,” according to the institute’s blog post.


And I happened to have read this just several days prior.


  • 42 percent of Latino adults are obese compared with 32.6 percent of Whites.4 More than 77 percent of Latino adults are overweight or obese, compared with 67.2 percent of Whites.

  • 22.4 percent of Latino children ages 2 to 19 are obese, compared with 14.3 percent of White children.5 More than 38.9 percent of Latino children are overweight or obese, compared with 28.5 percent of White children.

  • Rates of severe obesity (BMI greater than 120 percent of the weight and height percentiles for an age rage) are also higher among Latino children ages 2 to 19 (6.6 percent) compared with White children (3.9 percent).6

  • And, the obesity rates for Latino children are much higher starting at a young age — for 2 to 5 year olds, the rates are more than quadruple those of Whites (16.7 percent compared with 3.5 percent).7 By ages 6 to 11, 26.1 percent of Latino children are obese compared with 13.1 percent of Whites. Almost three-quarters of differences in the rates between Latino and White children happens by third grade.8


I see patterns.