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

(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."

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.
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)
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