When Marshawn Lynch plowed through the entire New Orleans defense during his epic 67-yard touchdown run three years ago, the ground underneath Seattle shook. Yes, seismologists actually measured a minor earthquake during Lynch’s amazing play.
Can the Seahawks make Seattle shake again? The University of Washington’s Pacific Northwest Seismic Network will be watching for similar movement during Saturday’s NFC Divisional Playoff game at CenturyLink Field — which, by the way, is against New Orleans again.
Seismologists installed two earthquake-reading devices in the stadium on Thursday as part of what they’re calling both an experiment and community service.
“I should be clear that this is only a training exercise, to be sure we can deploy instruments to critical locations in an emergency that might be chaotic and cacophonous,” wrote UW professor John Vidale on the PNSN’s Facebook page.
You can watch the in-game seismic recordings here when the action gets underway at 1:35 p.m. PT Saturday.
Here’s more on measuring the coming “Beastquake” from our partners at KING 5.