Seattle football fans caused a minor earthquake Monday night when their excitement got the best of them at the game. Their cheering and jumping up and down registered between a magnitude 1 and 2 earthquake. According to “Fox and Friends” on Dec. 3, the Seattle and New Orleans game got so loud that a nearby U.S. Geological Survey location actually documented a small man-made earthquake. Now that’s one way to register excitement!
According to Reuters today, his isn’t the first time tremors have been detected during a Seahawks and Saints game. The rivalry between these two teams brings the meaning of enthusiastic fans to an entire new level. The majority of the noise came after Seahawks’ defensive end Michael Bennett recovered a fumble by Drew Brees, the New Orleans quarterback. It was when Bennett ran it back for a touchdown that the crowd erupted into, well, and earthquake!
Back in 2011 the seismometer recorded Mashawn Lynch’s 67-yard touchdown that clinched the playoffs over the Saints. The seismometer that registers these tremors is housed at the University of Washington’s Department of Earth and Space Sciences.