Seahawks Fans Literally Cause Earthquake—Again
Deja vu indeed: Happens as same player makes touchdown against same team
By Kate Seamons, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2014 10:05 AM CST
Seattle Seahawks fans cheer after an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. The Seahawks won 23-15.   (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

(Newser) – Seahawks fans jumped to their feet Saturday night during Marshawn Lynch's electrifying touchdown run against the New Orleans Saints—and their screaming and stomping caused a small earthquake. That sentence was true on Jan. 8, 2011 ... and on Jan. 11, 2014. In the weirdest kind of deja vu, seismologists with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network say they believe Saturday's fan-generated quake was bigger than that of 2011, whose energy a nearby seismometer registered in line with a 1- or 2-magnitude quake at the time.

"This signal looks bigger than the one three years ago," the PNSN's director tells the Seattle Times, but it'll be a few days before the network knows for sure. But the PNSN was ready for this one: MyNorthwest.com reports it installed two seismometers in CenturyLink Field (one of the NFL's loudest stadiums, per the Times) in advance of the game, one on the field and one in the stands. There may just be something about the Seahawks-Saints match-up: The Times notes that a low-level temblor was recorded Dec. 2, 2013, after Michael Bennett scored a touchdown off a fumble—against the Saints.

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Tat2d2bamuse
Jan 19, 2014 10:06 AM CST
We do it because we have a love for our team. The 12th man here in Washington believe they are just as much apart of the team as say Russell Wilson or Beast mode himself. We are proud to be the loudest fan base in football. My hope is that not only downtown at the game is loud.....but all the cheering from the houses around the state add to that noise level. I know I will be cheering until I lose my voice(just as I did last weekend when we cream corn'd the saints) LET'S GO SEAHAWKS.......... LET'S GO SEAHAWKS!!! WE ARE IN IT TO WIN IT THIS TIME AROUND!
kj_nm
Jan 15, 2014 5:16 AM CST
I would prefer that the earth would move for me in a more intimate setting than a football game
Ezekiel 25:17
Jan 13, 2014 9:41 PM CST
At first I thought the thumbnail photo of the green guy was just someone with a chronic D-3 deficiency. Then I realize he's in a foam hulk outfit. Was confused as I saw some 49er hulk photos out there. Was not sure then realized the green goblin was a certain fan.