Yup. Dance Quake Outdoes Beast Quake.
If you thought 2011’s “Beast Quake” was loud (see Which NFL Team Has Fans Loud Enough to Trigger Earthquakes?), Seattle fans broke that record when quarterback Russell Wilson shot a pass to Luke Willson, to bring the Seahawks even with Green Bay (a two-point conversion pass, for football fans) with under a minute and a half to go in the game. The stomping and cheering was so loud that it generated a seismic signal even stronger than the famed “Beast Quake.”
It’s that fourth big spike in the seismograph.
“Whole Lotta Shakin,” NBC News reported. “It was very obvious that large number of fans were jumping up and down in unison at a rate of about 2 jumps per second. Our staff in the press box said that the whole place was shaking so much they thought it might be a real earthquake,” said University of Washington professor Steven Malone.
The tie led to an overtime win, taking the Seahawks to Super Bowl XLIX, which will be played at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. “What a way to finish the season in Seattle,” Malone said. “Too bad we will not be seismically monitoring the Super Bowl.”
OK. I know as someone concerned with noise and its deleterious effects on hearing that I should disapprove. Season-ticket holders should probably get their hearing tested, buy noise-canceling headphones or earplugs, and head to Glendale. And keep on stomping.