Leicester City fans' celebrations register on Richter scale
You'd expect the atmosphere at Leicester City to be a bit raucous at the moment, what with the club now on the cusp of achieving something truly monumental and all.
Indeed, it was found that Foxes fans actually managed to celebrate their recent 1-0 win over Norwich so boisterously that they registered on the Richter scale.
The spike in seismic activity was observed by geology students at Leicester University, who ascertained that their 0.3 reading (akin to a large hand grenade going off) coincided with Leonardo Ulloa's 89-minute winner on Feb. 27.
The equipment was set up at Hazel Community Primary School, just 500 metres down the road from Leicester's stadium.
One of the university students, Richard Hoyle, told The Sun: "A few days after we installed the equipment at the school and were analysing data collected, we noticed large peaks on the seismogram during football matches being held in the LCFC stadium nearby.
"We concluded our equipment was actually measuring small earthquakes produced by the sudden energy release by the cheering Leicester fans celebrating at the moment a goal was scored.
"Our biggest signal detected so far came on Feb. 27 when Leicester scored the only goal in the match in the 89th minute and this registered a magnitude 0.3 -- clearly the fans were very tense!"
Hoyle added that he and his classmates are keen to continue monitoring the readings emanating from the King Power on matchdays as the nervy title run-in begins in earnest.
"Besides naturally occurring earthquakes, we are now curious to discover which Leicester City footballer will generate the biggest seismic signal," he continued. "Our money is on Vardy."