London - Leicester City's supporters celebrated a recent
goal so jubilantly that a minor earthquake was detected in the city, a group of
geology students said on Tuesday.
The group from the University of Leicester recently placed
earthquake-monitoring equipment at a school close to Leicester's King Power
When Leonardo Ulloa scored an 89th-minute winner in last
month's win over Norwich City, fans' celebrations sparked a mini-quake with a
magnitude of 0.3 on the Richter scale.
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"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 stadium nearby," said
first-year student Richard Hoyle.
"A closer look showed us there was a strong correlation
between the exact time Leicester scored at home and the occurrence of the large
"We concluded that 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."
Modest Leicester have charmed neutrals by surging to the top
of the Premier League table and are currently five points clear with nine games
of the season remaining.For
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