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Seahawks Mini Earthquake

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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.

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