New video captures seismic effects of LCFC success

If Leicester City Football Club win the Premier League title at Manchester United this Sunday shockwaves will be felt around the country.

Along with a number of activities happening on campus as part of #BackingtheBlues day, the University has produced a new video in which students describe the way they have been capturing seismic data to demonstrate how Leicester City Football Club is literally making the earth move.

A team from Leicester has been capturing the seismic effect that the Foxes's success has been having across the city.

Geology students have been monitoring seismic signals detected by earthquake monitoring equipment installed near the King Power Stadium.

Earthquake monitoring equipment was installed at Hazel Community Primary School which is located 500 metres from the King Power Stadium, enabling the team to detect, record and calculate the magnitudes of seismic signals coming from earthquakes around the world.

The students discovered that the equipment was actually measuring small earthquakes produced by the sudden energy release by the elated Leicester fans when their team scored a goal at home matches.

The team is looking to install more equipment around the city ahead of Leicester’s last home match of the season against Everton on Saturday 7 May.