Top Seismic Moments at Earthquakes Stadium -

In March 2015, in conjunction with PayPal Park's opening, the San Jose Earthquakes and the U.S Geological Survey announced that a seismograph had been installed on-site to provide better characterization of how ground motion varies from one location to another during earthquakes. The seismograph, which is used to detect small natural quakes, is sensitive enough to record ground movement from raucous crowd activity at Earthquakes home games.

After collaboration with USGS, the data from NetQuakes has finally been revealed. Below is the top-10 most seismic moments at Quakes games in PayPal Park's history, measured by approximating the kinetic energy in the ground for a given 15-second period. To put it in laymen’s terms, when the Quakes score and fans go ballistic, these are the 10 moments in the stadium’s short-but-sweet existence that caused the most ground movement.

1. Marco Ureña sends the Quakes to the 2017 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs; October 22, 2017
1. Marco Ureña sends the Quakes to the 2017 Audi MLS Cup Playoffs; October 22, 2017
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2. Oswaldo Alanis' stoppage time equalizer against Toronto FC; February 29, 2020
2. Oswaldo Alanis' stoppage time equalizer against Toronto FC; February 29, 2020
Goal! Oswaldo Alanis scores directly from a free kick.
3. Sanna Nyassi tallies lone goal in 1-0 thriller against Vancouver; April 11, 2015
3. Sanna Nyassi tallies lone goal in 1-0 thriller against Vancouver; April 11, 2015
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4. Simon Dawkins' goal lifts 9-man Quakes to 2-1 win against Toronto FC; July 16, 2016
4. Simon Dawkins' goal lifts 9-man Quakes to 2-1 win against Toronto FC; July 16, 2016
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5. Chris Wondolowski's 90th minute tally against Seattle Sounders FC; April 8, 2017
5. Chris Wondolowski's 90th minute tally against Seattle Sounders FC; April 8, 2017
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6. Danny Hoesen secures 3-2 U.S. Open Cup Win; July 10, 2017
6. Danny Hoesen secures 3-2 U.S. Open Cup Win; July 10, 2017
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7. Jahmir Hyka scores in stoppage time against FC Dallas; April 14, 2017
7. Jahmir Hyka scores in stoppage time against FC Dallas; April 14, 2017
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8. Vako doubles Quakes lead in 3-2 win over Minnesota March 3, 2018
8. Vako doubles Quakes lead in 3-2 win over Minnesota March 3, 2018
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Vako's doubles San Jose's lead against Minnesota United FC!
9. Danny Hoesen opens the scoring against the LA Galaxy; May 27, 2017
9. Danny Hoesen opens the scoring against the LA Galaxy; May 27, 2017
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10. Chris Wondolowski scores, salutes Matheus Silva in U.S. Open Cup Win; July 10, 2017
10. Chris Wondolowski scores, salutes Matheus Silva in U.S. Open Cup Win; July 10, 2017
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11. Anibal Godoy's chip gives Quakes 1-0 Opening Night win; March 4, 2017
11. Anibal Godoy's chip gives Quakes 1-0 Opening Night win; March 4, 2017
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