Scientists Prepare for Another Possible ‘Beastquake’ [VIDEO]
As the Seattle Seahawks prepare for a playoff game Saturday with the Carolina Panthers, scientists are preparing for the possibility of more Marshawn Lynch-induced seismic activity at CenturyLink Field.
Jan. 8, 2014, marks the fourth anniversary of Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch's 67-yard "Beastquake" run in a wild card playoff game against the New Orleans Saints. The fan reaction to that play created enough seismic activity that it was recorded by the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network (PNSN).
Another tremor was recorded during last season's playoff game with the Saints on a 15-yard Lynch touchdown run that was recorded on three seismic stations that scientists had installed in anticipation of another event.
Saturday, the PNSN will be back with more monitors to see if the 12th Man gets wound up enough to move the earth again during the Seahawks game with the Carolina Panthers. They will also be using that data to look for problems they might encounter during an actual earthquake, and testing gear that could provide early warnings of underground vibrations.
And just in case you forgot what that run four years ago was like, here's the video.