Taylor Swift Fans Add Edinburgh ‘Swift Quake’ to ‘Seismic Events’ in Seattle and Los Angeles

Swift performed three record-breaking shows in the Scottish capital over the weekend

Taylor Swift’s fans are shaking it off again!

According to the British Geological Survey (BGS), earthquake readings were detected up to 6 km (around 4 miles) from Swift’s shows at Murrayfield Stadium in Scotland over the weekend.

The pop star, 34, who is currently on the European leg of her Eras Tour, completed three shows in Edinburgh on Friday, June 7, Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9, which all produced “seismic activity.”

“Each of the three evenings followed a similar seismographic pattern, with ‘…Ready For It?’ ‘Cruel Summer’ and ‘Champagne Problems’ resulting in the most significant seismic activity each night,” the BGS said in a statement.

Described by the scientists as “ground shaking,” Swift’s Friday night show caused the greatest seismic activity with a recording of 23.4 nanometres (nm) of movement. This was followed by Saturday’s 22.8 nm and Sunday’s 23.3 nm.

According to the BGS, the seismic activity was mainly caused by concert goers “dancing in time to the music and reached its peak at 160 beats per minute (bpm) during ‘…Ready For It?’, where the crowd was transmitting approximately 80 kW of power (equivalent to around 10 to16 car batteries).”

This follows reports of a “Swift Quake” on July 22 and 23, 2023 at Seattle’s Lumen Field.

According to seismologist Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, the Swifties’ dance movements caused seismic activity “equivalent of a 2.3 magnitude earthquake,” CNN reported at the time.

“I grabbed the data from both nights of the concert and quickly noticed they were clearly the same pattern of signals,” the Western Washington University geology professor added. “If I overlay them on top of each other, they’re nearly identical.”

A further “Swift Quake” was also detected by researchers at Caltech and UCLA following the singer’s concert at SoFi Stadium in August 2023.

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