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December 2, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Jumping fans register a magnitude 1 or 2 quake during Seahawks TD fumble return

Fans celebrate the moment the earth shook Monday night. (Alexa Vaughn / The Seattle Times)
Fans celebrate the moment the earth shook Monday night. (Alexa Vaughn / The Seattle Times)

Seahawks fans jumping up and down during Monday night’s 22-yard Michael Bennett fumble return for a touchdown registered about a magnitude 1 or 2 earthquake.

The University of Washington has a seismometer in a warehouse about a block south of CenturyLink Field, says earth and space sciences professor John Vidale.

The earthquake-like vibration can be seen in the blue wave in this graphic.

The same seismometer captured Marshawn Lynch’s “Beast Quake” on Jan. 8, 2011, when he rumbled for a 67-yard touchdown run that clinched a 41-36 playoff victory over the New Orleans Saints.

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