The last two times the Saints came marching in to Seattle, the earth moved. Literally.
Thanks to Seahawks fans (if you hadn’t heard, they’re called the 12th Man), the ruckus caused during the last two games against the Saints simulated small earthquakes on local seismographic equipment.
For the third visit from Saints since January 2011, the seismographic equipment will be on again. And there will be more of it. In the stadium.
Via MyNorthwest.com, the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has installed two seismometers at CenturyLink Field, one in the playing area and one in the stands. Previously, the seismic activity had been detected with machines in the vicinity of the facility.
“We hope to learn a little bit more about how the seismic waves travel through the area, and in this case seismic waves generated by the 12th Man,” Bill Steele of the PNSN said.
Seismic activity can be tracked during the game at the PNSN’s website. Or at any other time, really.