Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 12/3/13
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Not only did Seattle Seahawks fans at CenturyLink Field set a new noise record during Monday night’s game against the New Orleans Saints, they also registered the equivalent of a 1 or 2 magnitude earthquake on the Richter Scale.Seahawks fans jumping up and down during Michael Bennett's 22-yard fumble return for a touchdown caused a seismometer to measure the man-made tremor, the Seattle Times reports.The University of Washington operates a seismometer in a warehouse near the stadium and was able to measure the impact, claims earth and space sciences professor John Vidale. A graphic was released to show the earthquake-like vibrations caused by the rowdy fans on Monday night.The earthquake-like vibration can be seen in the blue wave in the graphic below.Vidale said his staff recorded five separate seismic events during Seattle's 34-7 rout of New Orleans — a match-up of two of the NFL's top teams.The most intense episode came late in the first quarter when Bennett, a Seahawks defensive lineman
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