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Seattle Seahawks fans trigger earthquake after TD celebration

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Seattle Seahawks fans have a reputation as one of the most vocal supporter groups in the NFL - a reputation that just got a little boost.

Because according to the Seattle Times, Seahawks fans triggered a small earthquake in the area immediate to CenturyLink Field in Seattle.

Seismological data taken from the University of Washington shows a small earthquake measuring between one and two on the richter scale following a Seahawks touchdown against the New Orleans Saints on Monday night.

The "earthquake" reportedly happened following Michael Bennett's first-quarter defensive score as jumping fans shook the stadium.

The Seahawks defensive tackle returned a Drew Brees strip-sack fumble for the first touchdown score of the game, giving the Seahawks an early 10-0 lead.

Pete Carroll's team went on to win the match 34-7, largely thanks to a wonderful performance from young quarterback Russell Wilson.

The Seahawks were briefly the proud holders of the record for the loudest stadium in the world. In September, they broke the previous best mark held by Galatasaray supporters in Turkey.

But the Kansas City Chiefs smashed the Seahawks record a month later at Arrowhead Stadium - although the Seahawks attempted to reclaim the title against the Saints on Monday night.

Still, an earthquake is a little bit cooler.

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