Scientists Prepare to Monitor Beast Quake Seahawks Game

Scientists Prepare to Monitor Beast Quake Seahawks Game

SEATTLE (AP) — Scientists with the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network are installing instruments at CenturyLink Field in Seattle Thursday to record expected vibrations from jumping and stomping fans at Saturday’s Seahawks playoff game.

The work follows the “beast quake” that was generated by a Marshawn Lynch “Beast Mode” touchdown run on Jan. 8, 2011, and recorded on a seismometer in Seattle.

Scientists with the network are using monitors at the stadium to look for problems they might encounter with a real earthquake. They’re also testing technology that could provide an early warning of underground shaking.