Seahawks fans caused earthquake in win over Saints on Saturday

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

When the Seahawks played the New Orleans Saints on Saturday in the NFC Divisional Playoff game, the fans at the game were ready to rumble — literally.

Multiple records came out on Sunday saying that fans at CenturyLink Field caused a man-made earthquake for the second time in three years.

Here are some links to those stories, each with a unique perspective on the seismic activities:


Seismologists say Seahawks fans shook the ground under Seattle’s CenturyLink Field during Saturday’s 23-15 defeat of the New Orleans Saints, causing another fan-generated earthquake.


The scientists believe the small earthquake during a Marshawn Lynch touchdown was likely greater than Lynch’s famous “beast quake” touchdown run three years ago, which also came against New Orleans during a playoff game.

From The Seattle Times:

Seahawks fans again literally shook the earth during today’s win over the New Orleans Saints, and it looks like the impact was even greater than in January 2011, when fans jumping and stomping and screaming generated energy roughly equivalent to a magnitude 1 or 2 earthquake.


Our friends at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN) used a trio of strong-motion seismometers to monitor 12th-Man-generated “earthquakes” during Saturday’s divisional playoff game between the Seahawks and New Orleans Saints at CenturyLink Field. Below is a small sampling of the group of plays that triggered some seismic activity in the Emerald City.

The Seahawks won the game 23-15 and earned a spot in the NFC Championship game for the second time in nine years.

They will play their division rivals — the San Francisco 49ers — on Sunday, Jan. 19, at CenturyLink Field for the third time this year. Both teams won their respective home games earlier this season.

The Seahawks beat the 49ers 29-3 in Week 2, the last time San Francisco visited Seattle. The Seahawks have outscored the 49ers 88-35 in their last three meetings.

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