The city of Seattle in the US has seen its fair share of fans cheering, but nothing quite like Taylor Swift’s concerts recently.
The singer performed at Lumen Field over two nights in the city as part of the North American leg of her Eras tour.
A local semiologist Jackie Caplan-Auerbach said the concerts generated seismic activity equivalent to a 2.3 magnitude earthquake.
Caplan-Auerbach said the activity was caused by the sound system or the 144,000 fans over the two nights.
After the two shows, Swift said on Instagram: “Seattle that was genuinely one of my favourite weekends ever. Thank you for everything. All the cheering, screaming, jumping, dancing, singing at the top of your lungs.”
Swift’s shows beat the previous record in the city. Known as the “Beast Quake”, the sound was generated by American football fans as they celebrated the Seattle Seahawk’s Marshawn Lynch’s touchdown against the New Orleans Saints.
The difference between Swift’s concert and the NFL game is a mere 0.3, but according to Caplan-Auerbach, the concert’s shaking was “twice as strong” and “absolutely doubled it”.
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