Seattle Earthquake? ‘Beast Mode’ Marshawn Run Generates Small Quake at CenturyLink Stadium

January 11, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Some seismic activity was recorded at CenturyLink Stadium when Marshawn Lynch broke for a long touchdown run in the fourth quarter for the Settle Seahawks, meaning a minor earthquake was recorded.

“Lynch TD shows up all three seismometers. This ground motion NOT fan noise #BeastQuake #GoHawks #NOvsSEA,” tweeted the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network on Saturday. 

It’s likely that the crowd was responsible for the shaking.




SEATTLE (AP) — Marshawn Lynch ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns, Steven Hauschka kicked three field goals in blustery conditions and Seattle’s defense flustered Drew Brees and New Orleans in a 23-15 victory Saturday in the NFC divisional playoff game.

The top-seeded Seahawks advanced to the NFC championship game for the second time in franchise history and will host San Francisco or Carolina next Sunday. Seattle last reached the conference title game in the 2005 playoffs.

Seattle shut out the Saints in the first half, got Lynch’s first 100-yard game since Week 10 of the regular season and received a spark from the brief return of Percy Harvin before he left with a concussion. Lynch scored on a 15-yard run in the first half and capped the victory with a 31-yard scoring run with 2:40 left that coach Pete Carroll celebrated by jumping into offensive line coach Tom Cable’s arms.