Foo Fighters 'Earth Shattering' Concert

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — It's a volcano! It's an earthquake! It's…the Foo Fighters!

On Tuesday at the Western Springs Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, 50,000 Foo Fighters fans rocked, literally.

According to the Geonet Blog, which monitors Kiwi quakes, seismologists noticed the first signs of shaky ground at the gig with opening act Tenacious D. Once the Foos took over the stage, the vibrations only got more intense.

"The concert vibrations were recorded as a semi continuous harmonic signal with a peak osculation of 3Hz, i.e. the ground was shaking 3 times per second in a nice rhythmic motion," the blog noted.

Victor Tsai, assistant professor of Geophysics at Caltech says, "It's been observed that during events like soccer games or a concert, you get tremors because of people stomping, moving around. The seismic waves travel through earths crusts…Basically a bunch of people in one [place] will cause small amount of waves that get sent through the earth. So many people adding a little bit of seismic energy adds up to something that is measurable such as these tremors."

The band is now on break from a world-wide tour which will resume in Tokyo on March 7th.

Foo Fighters recently confirmed they are planning to head into the studio to record a new album in 2012, according to NME.

The band released their latest studio effort 'Wasting Light' in April of this year and frontman Dave Grohl revealed on the band's official blog that he has already started compiling ideas for new songs.

— Crystal Lynn Huntoon

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