Swifties are in their record-breaking era!
Taylor Swift’s “Eras” tour concert at Lumen Field in Seattle caused a seismic activity equivalent to a 2.3 magnitude earthquake!
People call the event the “Swift Quake” and has drawn comparisons to the famous 2011 “Beast Quake” from Seattle Seahawks fans. Both celebrations were detected on the same local seismometer.
Caplan-Auerbach, a geology professor at Western Washington University confirmed the records.
Upon seeing a comparison in a Pacific Northwest earthquake group on Facebook, Caplan-Auerbach immediately analyzed the seismic signals.
“The primary difference is the duration of shaking,” Caplan-Auerbach noted. “Cheering after a touchdown lasts for a couple seconds, but eventually it dies down. It’s much more random than a concert.”
Despite the small difference between the “Beast Quake” and the “Swift Quake,” Swifties managed to surpass the Seahawks fans in intensity. Caplan-Auerbach explained that the continuous and rhythmic nature of a concert’s energy, driven by music, speakers, and beats, could double the shaking compared to the abrupt and brief celebration of a touchdown.
On Instagram, Taylor Swift expressed her gratitude to her Seattle audience for the electrifying energy they brought to the shows.
“That was genuinely one of my favorite weekends ever,” she said.
The Seattle concerts mark the end of the domestic leg of Swift’s “Eras” tour, her first tour in five years.
After the West Coast shows, Taylor’s tour continues to Santa Clara, Northern California, concluding with six shows in Los Angeles next month. Taylor will then take her “Eras” tour internationally, starting with a show in Mexico City on August 24.
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