Foo Fighters create volcanic tremors in New Zealand

Dave Grohl and his Foo Fighters crafted one of the biggest sounding albums of 2011 with Wasting Light and proved it when they played a concert in Auckland, New Zealand on Tuesday.

According to , scientists noticed that the activity taking place during the concert caused geological tremors that were “similar to [a] volcanic tremor”. How similar? I’ll let the scientists explain:

“The concert vibrations were recorded as a semi continuous harmonic signal with a peak osculation of 3Hz, ie the ground was shaking 3 times per second in a nice rhythmic motion. There are lulls in the signal between the songs and peaks in signal intensity during the songs.

“The cause of the shaking is most likely the weight of the 50,000 fans dancing, as 50,000 fans is equal to around 5,000 tonnes of mass moving(or moshing)on the ground for the duration of the concert. This set up a nice harmonic vibration in the ground which was recorded in our nearby borehole seismometers.”

So if there’s anyone that ever tells me to my face that the Foo Fighters don’t rock, I’ve got all the evidence I need to make them feel stupid.

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2 Responses to “Foo Fighters create volcanic tremors in New Zealand”

  1. Foo Fighters create “volcanic tremors” in New Zealand | JJ Thomas Radio Says:

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  2. Alex Says:

    I was at the concert, felt the ground moving lots of times, thought I was going crazy

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