UW News

January 17, 2014

UW seismologists expand stadium monitoring for NFC championship game

A Seattle Seahawks "12th man" flag, representing the fans, flies over the Space Needle.

UW scientists installed a third seismograph at CenturyLink Field this week after the trial by fire of a website and new monitoring tools during last weekend’s Seahawks game.

January 9, 2014

Scientists to observe seismic energy from Seahawks’ ’12th man’ quakes

University of Washington seismologists this week installed two strong-motion seismometers at CenturyLink Field in Seattle to augment an existing station in recording shaking from “earthquakes” expected on Saturday during the NFC divisional game between the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints. The Pacific Northwest Seismic Network is preparing a special website at www.pnsn.org/seahawks for the…