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Saturday, March 12, 2011

VOA: Historic Japan Earthquake Shifted Earth's Axis



Japan's 8.9 magnitude earthquake has altered that country's coastline and shifted the entire planet's axis- states this story on the Voice of America Website.



The VOA story says Japan's land mass was shifted "about 2.5 meters (about 8 feet)" and shifted the Earth's axis by "8 centimeters" or about 3 inches.

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3 comments:

Superdave said...

Interesting

Only question I have is how did they take these measurements?

Groucho K. Marx said...

Just a guess- probably involves satellites.

Superdave said...

Yes you are right was done with GPS.