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Boca goal celebrations comparable to 6.4 Richter scale earthquake

Friday, August 17, 2012

Nike and Boca Juniors have done an interesting experiment by installing a seismograph in the stadium to measure the intensity of goal celebrations during the game.

A week before the Copa Argentina final between Boca and Racing Club, a seismograph was installed within the walls of the Estadio San Juan del Bicentenario.

And this was the result.

Though the neutral ground only holds a little more than 25,000 people - far less than Boca's 49,000 capacity of La Bombonera, Boca fans still registered a 6.4 on the Richter scale when Santiago Silva scored the first goal of the match in the 21st minute.

The fans then hit 6.1 when Los Xeneizes scored again in the 62nd minute and an anti-climactic 5.8 after the final whistle.

In the end, Boca won 2-1 and caused two earthquakes greater than six degrees of intensity in the Richter scale.

Seismologists say that a reading of 6.4 is considered strong and can cause serious damage.

But have no fear of going to the stadiums, this value recorded was impressive only because the seismograph was very near with the epicenter.

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