Marshawn Lynch scored a touchdown in the Seattle Seahawks’ 23-15 victory over the New Orleans Saints, causing the usual cascade of events: flying Skittles, shaking earth.
Seismometers at CenturyLink Field measured the repercussions and the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network’s website kept track of all the activity. The purpose, PNSN said on the site, was “to investigate how an excited crowd energizes the stadium structure to shake, and how that shaking propagates into the surrounding ground.” The data remains to be crunched by the expert, but the images are pretty amazing.
— PNSN (@PNSN1) January 12, 2014
Here’s a larger look at that image:
Lynch has a fair amount of history at making the earth quake. He set the sensors off when he scored on a phenomenal 67-yard touchdown scamper in the Seahawks’ 2011 wild-card game. Here’s how that looked:
For comparison purposes, here’s the reaction to the shanked field-goal attempt by Shayne Graham:
And this was just an NFC divisional playoff game. Imagine what the place will be like next week, for the championship game. And if it’s Beast Mode time again?