Marshawn Lynch: Did Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch Cause Quake? (Video)

January 10, 2011 Updated: September 29, 2015

[youtube]3GD5EUVIvWo[/youtube] Marshawn Lynch’s 67-yard TD run against the Saints. Marshawn Lynch, the running back for the Seattle Seahawks, rushed for an epic 67-yard touchdown to clinch Saturday's playoff win against the New Orleans Saints, and the ensuing fan reaction literally caused a small earthquake, according to reports on Monday.

The Seahawks were able to hold on against the Saints 41-36 due to the score.

According to the Seattle Times, at the time of Lynch’s run, scientists at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network noted activity near Qwest Field, where the game against the Saints was being played.

"We looked at the stations nearby, and one station in particular just clearly showed the crowd roaring," John Vidale, director of the network, told the Times.

Vidale said that one could “probably … feel it if you were standing outside the stadium,” adding that the tremor likely didn’t travel far, according to the newspaper.

The Associated Press said the quake started to die down as soon as Lynch finished celebrating with teammates.

During the late fourth-quarter run, Lynch broke a half-dozen tackles and stiff-armed cornerback Tracy Porter so hard that he flew backwards.

Seattle fans, known as the “12th man,” are among the loudest crowds in all of professional sports.