Did the Iron Bowl Cause an Actual Earthquake?

Nothing says "that was one hell of a game" like real, measured seismic activity. Saturday's Iron Bowl between Auburn and Alabama apparently did just that.

"Suspicious" seismic activity was registered as far away as Hunstville, AL on Saturday, and retired NASA engineer Steve Jones decided to check his handy basement seismometer to see exactly just what went down. Sure enough, there was a spike in activity at exactly 6:25 pm...which happened to be the exact moment of Auburn's walk-off field goal return. Take a look at the readings below:

While the lack of fine-tuned seismology equipment makes it impossible to scientifically confirm the quake, the evidence in favor is pretty telling. Jordan-Hare stadium was definitely rocking at the exact same time the mini-quake, and although exact Richter scale measurements are unfortunately unavailable, this is just one more reason why Saturday's game was one for the ages.

(h/t to The War Eagle Reader_


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