Scientists in Seattle are preparing for another Marshawn Lynch earthquake

Tuesday January 6th, 2015

A group of Seattle scientists is installing seismic monitoring devices at CenturyLink Field in case the Seahawks cause an earthquake this postseason. It sounds absurd, but it's been known to happen.

In 2011, Marshawn Lynch's thundering 67-yard touchdown run against the Saints elicited a strong enough reaction from the Seattle crowd that it registered on the Richter scale. The run, known as the "Beast Quake," even has it's own Wikipedia article. Earlier this season, Lynch rattled off a sequel to the original Beast Quake.

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With the Seahawks set to kick off another postseason run on Sunday, the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network want to make sure they've got the equipment in place to capture a potential third Beast Quake. 

The organization will provide real-time seismic monitoring of the stadium on it's website, so you can see just how loudly the 12th Man is cheering.

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