Jan 11, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) scores a touchdown against New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) during the second half of the 2013 NFC divisional playoff football game at CenturyLink Field. The Seahawks defeated the Saints 23-15. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Seismologists say Seattle fans may have caused another earthquake against Saints


As was reported last week, scientists set up a series of sensors surrounding Seattle’s stadium — yeah, I get paid by alliteration — before the Seahawks squared off against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday to monitor any seismic activity caused by Seattle’s notoriously noisy fans.

According to John Vidale, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network at the University of Washington, Seattle fans may have actually caused a bigger disturbance Saturday in response to Marshawn Lynch’s game-clinching touchdown run than they did three years ago when Lynch rumbled his way through the hapless Saints for a 67-yard touchdown. That famous 2011 run generated the energy of a magnitude one or two earthquake, and Vidale told reporters that it appears the activity caused by Lynch’s late-game touchdown on Saturday was even greater.

If you want to learn more about the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and see some cool graphs, head on over to their website.

[Source: The Seattle Times]

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