During the Eras Tour concerts Taylor Swift was performing in Seattle, her supporters produced a minor earthquake.
According to Jackie Caplan-Auerbach, a seismologist and professor of geology at Western Washington University, the dancing and jumping at the tour stops on July 22 and 23 resulted in seismic activity comparable to a 2.3 magnitude earthquake.
Seismologists told The New York Times that the movement at Lumen Field on both nights was probably brought on by a mix of the loudness from the concert and the dancing and jumping by her followers.
At Lumen Field, Swift's concert set a new record for seismic activity. In 2011, following a touchdown celebration at a Seahawks game, spectators created activity close to a 2.0 earthquake. The incident earned the moniker "Beast Quake."
With a performance at Santa Clara's Levi's Stadium on Friday, Swift kicked off the final leg of her U.S. tour in California. Before travelling to Los Angeles for a six-night stint at SoFi Stadium from August 3 until August 9, she will play at the venue once more on Saturday night.
The Anti-Hero will then expand her tour internationally, starting on August 24 in Mexico. Over a year after she began The Eras Tour in Arizona on March 23, 2023, she will wrap it up in London, England, on August 17, 2024.
Throughout the remainder of The Eras Tour, Swift is anticipated to continue releasing her re-recorded albums, with many fans anticipating the announcement of 1989 (Taylor's Version) as early as next week.
Swift recorded three albums with Big Machine that she did not own, but have since published. These albums are Taylor Swift (2006), 1989 (2014), and Reputation (2017).