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Rowdy Seattle Seahawks fans register as earthquake during Monday Night Football

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By Justin Lear and Ed Payne

There's no need to tell football fans in Seattle to take it up a notch. They're doing just fine, thank you.

After setting a Guinness World Record for noise at an outdoor stadium in September, CenturyLink Field went seismic during Monday Night Football, registering as an earthquake at a recording station about a block from the stadium.

How big, you ask?

In the magnitude 1-to-2 range, according to John Vidale, a professor at the University of Washington and the director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.

Vidale said his staff recorded five separate seismic events during Seattle's 34-7 pasting 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 Seahawks defensive lineman Michael Bennett returned a Saints fumble 22 yards for a touchdown.

Seattle fans did this once before. In 2011, a Marshawn Lynch touchdown shook the earthquake recording station too.

And in 1988, college fans at Louisiana State University rocked the bayou in a come-from-behind victory over 4th-ranked Auburn, registering on the campus seismograph.
   
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