Taylor Swift causes seismic activity in the United Kingdom – DW – 06/13/2024

Fans Taylor Swift The British Geological Survey (BGS) reported on Thursday that the pieces literally made the ground shake as the American singer began her UK tour. The seismic activity caused by the jumping and dancing was recorded by sensors six kilometers away.

The American pop star kicked off the UK leg of her Eras tour with three concerts in the Scottish capital, Edinburgh, attended by more than 200,000 fans between Friday and Sunday.

Each show broke the record for the highest attendance in Scottish history, and BGS detected readings of seismic activity during the concerts.

– Parties that increase seismic activity

BGS also revealed that fan favorite songs like “Ready For It?” “Cruel Summer” and “Champagne Issues” led to “the hottest seismic activity every night.”

During “Are You Ready for It?”, the audience transferred approximately 80 kilowatts of power, the equivalent of about 6,000 car batteries.

The data indicates that it was the fans at the first concert on Friday evening who “danced with the greatest enthusiasm,” added BGS, which is responsible for recording earthquakes in the United Kingdom.

2.3 magnitude earthquake in Seattle

This is not the first time that Swift He makes his fans shake the ground: his concerts in Seattle, USA, last July generated seismic activity equivalent to a 2.3 magnitude earthquake, according to a geologist.

After Edinburgh, Swiftie Mania hits Liverpool, northwest England, followed by shows in Cardiff, Wales, and Wembley Stadium in London, with 15 summer dates scheduled across the country.

Swift’s Eras round became the first to surpass a $1 billion valuation late last year.

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“The opportunity to explore seismic activity caused by a different type of phenomenon was exciting,” said Calum Harrison, a seismologist at BGS.

“Scotland’s reputation for providing one of the most enthusiastic crowds clearly remains intact!”


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