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Seattle Seahawks fans 'cause minor earthquake' with world record crowd roar

By Kevin Lynch

It's fallen again!

Fans of the Seattle Seahawks helped the American Football team reclaim the hotly contested world record for loudest crowd roar at a sports stadium on Monday night as noise at the CenturyLink Field reached an ear-splitting 137.6 decibels during their game against the New Orleans Saints.

The record was achieved with 12 minutes and 29 seconds left to play in the second quarter during a 3rd down Seahawks defensive stand.

Such was the noise generated by the crowd, aka "Volume 12 - The Seahawks 12th Man", it registered as a minor earthquake, according to a local research group.

The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network detected vibrations in the region that measured between a magnitude 1 and 2 earthquake during the game.

The Seahawks went on to win the match 34-7.

The last two months have now seen the record title change hands three times, with the Seahawks initially taking the record in September from Turkish soccer team Galatasaray with a 136.6 dbA reading.

This was bettered by Kansas City Chiefs fans at Arrowhead Stadium in October with a slightly higher crowd noise of 137.5 dbA, before the Seahawks took back the crown last night.