Taylor Swift Fans Cause Earthquake During LA Concert, Seismologists Find

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Taylor Swift fans got the ground to shake literally during one of the concerts in Los Angeles last year causing a small earthquake, seismologists have recently concluded.

A study conducted by UCLA and Caltech looked at the shaking of the ground caused by the jumping and dancing of the 34-year-old singer’s fans at SoFi Stadium in August and found that one night of “The Eras Tour” created a magnitude 2 earthquake on the Richter scale, TMZ reported.

The data showed that on August 5, Swift’s concert – with some 70,000 fans in attendance – made the needle move and showed notable seismic activity, Seismologist Gabrielle Tepp noted.

The group’s monitoring stations, which were within 5.6 miles of the stadium, watched to see how much the ground shook during each song played during the “Blank Space” hitmaker’s 3 ½ hour-long music set.

Tepp and her group found that the highest the needle moved was when Swift sang “Shake It Off,” which reached a peak magnitude of 0.851.

The next highest point the group noted happened when the music superstar sang “Love Story,” which they said made another notable movement on the meter.

It wasn’t the first time the “August” hitmaker and fans have caused the ground to shake. During Swift’s stop in Washington last year at “The Eras Tour” in Seattle, the fans moved the needle and caused seismic activity of a 2.3 magnitude earthquake, CNN noted.

“I grabbed the data from both nights of the concert and quickly noticed they were clearly the same pattern of signals,” Seismologist Jackie Caplan-Auerbach told the outlet. “If I overlay them on top of each other, they’re nearly identical.”

“For Taylor Swift, I collected about 10 hours of data where rhythm controlled the behavior,” she added. “The music, the speakers, the beat. All that energy can drive into the ground and shake it.”

“What I love is to be able to share that this is science,” she added. “It doesn’t have to happen in a lab with a white coat. Everyday observations and experiences are science.”

Swift herself called her tour nights in Seattle “genuinely one of my favorite weekends ever,” in an Instagram post later.

“Thank you for everything. All the cheering, screaming, jumping, dancing, singing at the top of your lungs,” she added.

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