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Kam's Interception Touchdown Was Seismic For Seahawks

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Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor (31) scores on a 90-yard interception return against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL divisional playoff football game in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015.

Kam Chancellor's interception and 90-yard touchdown was the biggest play of Saturday's Seahawks playoff victory, judging from seismic equipment monitoring the shaking at CenturyLink Field.

A Richard Sherman interception and Marshawn Lynch run also jogged the needles on the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.

Spokesman Bill Steele at the University of Washington says the monitoring worked well but so many people checked the website they had to refresh a couple of times to get in. Steele says they'll try to make the website more reliable as they monitor this weekend's game.

Scientists are using the stadium monitors 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.

 

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