Fans were unanimous the Foo Fighters rocked Auckland on Tuesday night – now geoscientists agree.
GeoNet data shows an eager crowd of 50,000 caused over three hours of sustained tremors during the Western Springs gig.
According to the geological hazard monitoring system the first vibrations were recorded part-way through supporting act Tenacious D at 7.30pm.
But the biggest shakes started when the Foo Fighters took the stage at 8.20pm, stopping only when the gig ended at 11pm.
…the shaking was equivalent to volcanic tremors that might be felt at Ruapehu or White Island.
The shakes were picked up by monitoring stations at nearby Herne Bay and Eden Park and the correlation in timing with the Foo Fighters set confirms the earth movement was all man-made.
Source: @foofighters on Twitter
I’m resigning all skepticism on this post because this may be my favorite story EVER on this blog. Foo Fighters are the official favorite band of Doubtful News. I am a geologist. These two facts make this story completely awesome. So, rock on, Foos.