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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Minor earthquake Monday night not caused by global warming say experts but by Seattle Seahawks football fans celebrating. Pacific NW Seismic Network, BBC

12/3/13, "Seattle Seahawks football fans 'caused minor earthquake'," BBC

"A celebration by football fans in the US city of Seattle grew so loud on Monday evening it registered as a minor earthquake, a research group has said.

Raucous fans jumped up and down during an early first-quarter touchdown in the game between the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints.

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network detected the vibrations, measuring between a magnitude 1 and 2 earthquake.

The Seahawks won the game at CenturyLink Field 34-7.

Pacific Northwest Seismic Network director John Vidale told CNN his staff recorded five separate seismic events during the game.

It was not the first time fan celebrations shook Seattle. In 2011, the response to another US football touchdown registered at nearby seismic recording stations.

CenturyLink Field, which is open to the air, also set a Guinness World Record for noise in September."

From other news sites:

Reuters UK Celebrating fans cause minor earthquakes in U.S. football game 4 hrs ago 

Huffington Post Canada Seahawks Fans Cause Minor Earthquake During Victory Over Saints (VIDEO) 4 hrs ago 

CNN NFL: Fans spark 'earthquake' 7 hrs ago 

Yahoo! UK and Ireland Celebrating fans cause minor earthquake in U.S. football game 7 hrs ago Seattle Seahawks fans cause 'earthquake' Monday night 7 hrs ago

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