Sports fans can get pretty loud and crazy about their teams. But some fans got really loud. They cheered so loudly Monday night, that they registered on a seismograph.
Carl Azuz has the story.
A seahawk might not sound menacing. “Seattle Seahawks” certainly sounds smoother than Seattle Ospreys. And a team record of 11 and one sounds like “Super Bowl” to some.
But nothing sounds like the Seahawks' Century Link Field. It's loud. It set a Guinness world record for noise earlier this season.
Decibel levels here can exceed the volume of thunder.
And during the Monday night football face-off between the Seahawks and the Saints… fans went seismic.
Late in the first quarter, there was a Saints fumble. There was a Seahawks recovery. There was a touchdown by defensive lineman Michael Bennett.
And there was an earthquake.
The crowd went so wild that, at a seismic recording station nearby… a tremor measuring between magnitude one and two, shook the ground!
It's not the first time this has happened. Marshawn Lynch triggered a tremor with a touchdown back in 2011.
And it's not a major quake; it won't actually bring a house down, when fans bring the house down.
But it shows that when you mix an exceptional team with an exceptional fan base in an exceptionally loud stadium… you have a recipe that rocks.