Taylor Swift concerts in Edinburgh caused earthquakes, seismologists say

This isn’t the first time the singer has literally shaken the world. Last year seismologists had already recorded small earthquakes on his schedule.

American singer Taylor Swift is not only breaking ticket sales records for her “Era’s Tour,” but it turns out that her sold-out concerts are also affected by the seismic activity in which they occur. According to CBS News, based on British Geological Survey (BGS) data, the artist’s fans danced so much during his performances that it caused seismic activity in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Researchers say that the active dancing of the artist’s fans to his songs caused seismic activity that was felt almost six kilometers away from Murrayfield Stadium, where the concert took place.

Three of Swift’s songs caused the greatest seismic activity: “Ready For It?”, “Cruel Summer” and “Champagne Problems”.

“Ready For It?” begins with a loud, punchy bass and beats at 160 beats per minute, making the song ideal for causing seismic tremors, according to seismologists. According to BGS, the crowd transferred about 80 kilowatts of energy, or the equivalent of the energy produced by about 10 to 16 car batteries.

During Swift’s concert on June 7, the largest seismic activity was recorded: The Earth’s movement was 23.4 nanometers.

This isn’t the first time a crowd has caused an earthquake, and Swift is usually the culprit. For example, in a 2011 NFL playoff game between the Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints at what was then called Quest Field in Seattle, Marshawn Lynch called a play that was recorded by a seismometer, angering the crowd enough to cause shaking. Scientists became interested in the stadium shaking, so Lynch was given a new nickname: “The Brutal Earthquake.” But last July, Swift proved that football fans aren’t the only ones causing concussions in Seattle. An earthquake was recorded on the same seismometer during the “Era’s Tour” concert.

“The actual strength of the massive earthquake was about twice as strong during what I call the ‘Monster Quake’ (Taylor’s version). Of course, it lasted several hours. The original Beast Quake was a celebration that lasted about 30 seconds for very excited fans,” Western said. University of Washington geology professor Jackie Kaplan-Auerbach told CBS News at the time.

When Swift traveled to SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles in August, a Caltech research team recorded the vibrations produced by 70,000 fans in the stands.

Motion sensors near and inside the stadium, as well as seismic stations in the area, recorded vibrations during 43 of the 45 songs. “You Belong to Me” had the largest domestic scale at 0.849.

Previously Focus He wrote that it was revealed that Taylor Swift is a relative of the French king Louis XIV.

Source: Focus


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