Seahawks Fans Literally Cause Earthquake
They went wild during Marshawn Lynch's 67-yard run ... and the ground shook
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 11, 2011 9:40 AM CST
Seattle Seahawks fans celebrate the end of the Seahawks' 41-36 win over the New Orleans Saints in the NFL NFC wild card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, in Seattle.   (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)

(Newser) – It seems Seattle is a town that's serious about its football: Seahawks fans jumped to their feet Saturday night during Marshawn Lynch's electrifying 67-yard touchdown run, which clinched the win over reigning Super Bowl champs the New Orleans Saints—and their screaming and stomping caused a small earthquake. A nearby seismometer registered energy in line with a 1- or 2-magnitude quake. "The stands were shaking," said the director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network. "You probably would have felt it very easily if you were outside the stadium."