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Marshawn Lynch touchdown caused an earthquake

Marshawn Lynch, Tracy Porter

Seattle Seahawks’ Marshawn Lynch (24) breaks away from the tackle of New Orleans Saints’ Tracy Porter to score a touchdown in the second half of an NFL NFC wild card playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011, in Seattle. The Seahawks won 41-36. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch did more than just score one of the best touchdowns in the history of football Saturday against the Saints.

He also caused an earthquake.

OK, maybe “earthquake” is an exaggeration, but the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network recorded a small tremor near Qwest Field at exactly 4:43 p.m. Saturday, just as Lynch was reeling off his incredible 67-yard run, presumably meaning the run got the crowd jumping up and down screaming to such an extent that the earth moved.

That has happened before: In 1988, a seismograph detected the crowd reaction to LSU’s winning touchdown over Auburn in a game now known as the Earthquake Game.

Maybe we can call Lynch’s touchdown the Earthquake Run.