Not only did Seattle Seahawks fans set a noise record for an outdoor stadium in Seattle’s 34-7 thumping of New Orleans on Monday night, but the raucous fans in the NFL’s toughest stadium for visitors also registered a magnitude 1 or 2 earthquake during Michael Bennett’s 22-yard fumble return.
According to the Seattle Times:
The University of Washington has a seismometer in a warehouse about a block south of CenturyLink Field, says earth and space sciences professor John Vidale.
The earthquake-like vibration can be seen in the blue wave in this graphic.
The same seismometer captured Marshawn Lynch’s “Beast Quake” on Jan. 8, 2011, when he rumbled for a 67-yard touchdown run that clinched a 41-36 playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints.
Seattle has won 14 straight home games at CenturyLink Field, and they are in the driver’s seat to secure home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs with a league-best 11-1 record.
photo: Seattle Times