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In a scene that could have been written by Douglas Adams, a Foo Fighters gig in Auckland in quake-prone New Zealand has shown up on seismic monitoring stations. New Zealand’s geological hazard monitoring system GeoNet described the signal from the band (and its 50,000-strong audience) as similar to volcanic rumblings. GeoNet …


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  1. Stratman

    That's brilliant. Deep Purple eat you heart out.

  2. LaeMing Silver badge


    Human-driven tectonic change!

  3. Goat Jam

    Filthy Pirates

    “The concert vibrations were recorded as a semi continuous harmonic signal with a peak osculation of 3 Hz,”

    They can expect a visit from thier local MAFIA representative any time now I'm sure.

  4. Steven Roper

    Let's have a Big Hand for Disaster Area!

    Go Hotblack!

    1. Goat Jam


      I thought Hot Black was spending a year dead for tax reasons?

  5. bnt

    Gizza Kiss?

    " a peak osculation of 3 Hz"? I dunno, I've never thought of the Foo Fighters as the kind of band to take a date to, honestly ... ;-)

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      You beat me to that one.

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward


      3Hz for 160mins is 28800 cycles.

  6. Mr Larrington


    Rock and, moreover, roll!

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Mosh pit?

    No such thing goes on at a foo fighters gig; you seem to have confused them with metal.

  8. Matt Sprigg


    I took part in an event a few years ago that created a seismic event with car stereo systems - we created movement in the ground equivalent to a 5 on the Richter scale

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