Earthquake equipment put in place for Saints-Seahawks game

Mandatory Credit: Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The last two times the Seattle Seahawks hosted the New Orleans Saints, the game was so thunderous that the earth literally shook. The first came after the famous “beast mode” run from Marshawn Lynch in the playoffs, which triggered earthquake readings.

This time when the two teams meet in the NFC Divisional Round of the playoffs they’re hoping for a repeat and looking to get some more measurements.


The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has installed two seismometers in CenturyLink Field for the game, one on the field and one in the stands.

“We hope to learn a little bit more about how the seismic waves travel through the area, and in this case seismic waves generated by the 12th Man,” Bill Steele of the PNSN said.

They’re confident that it will happen too.

“Here we have an earthquake we know is going to happen beforehand so we can set up some instrumentation and record it from within the earthquake itself essentially, and then compare that to instruments nearby.”

The 12th man has set the crowd noise record twice this year, so there is a good chance it happens.

Those that are interested can monitor the seismic activity at the PNSN website during the game.

Topics: New Orleans Saints, Seattle Seahawks

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