Taylor Swift fans cause an earthquake of 2.3 magnitude at Seattle concert
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According to seismologists, a recent Taylor Swift concert held in downtown Seattle had an astonishing impact, shaking the ground with such force that nearby seismometers detected signals equivalent to a magnitude 2.3 earthquake. The event, the "Swift Quake," drew a massive crowd of approximately 70,000 people, accompanied by the vibrant music and lively atmosphere that's typical of Taylor Swift's concerts.
Experts from the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, responsible for monitoring earthquake activity in the region, were shocked by the concert's seismic effects. According to NY Times, seismologist Mouse Reusch remarked that it was one of the largest concerts he had witnessed in quite some time, considering both the enormous audience and the concert's elaborate set-up.
Seismologist Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, from Western Washington University, explained that they gauge ground vibrations using acceleration, which is then translated into the more familiar Richter scale—a common measurement for earthquakes. The "Swift Quake" recorded a maximum ground acceleration of approximately 0.011 meters per second squared.