Tsunami-making Earthquake Shortened Earth’s Day

NASA scientists studying the Indonesian earthquake of Dec. 26, 2004, have calculated that it slightly changed our planet’s shape, shaved almost 3 microseconds from the length of the day, and shifted the North Pole by centimeters. According to their latest calculations, the earthquake shifted Earth’s “mean North Pole” by about 2.5 centimeters (1 inch) in the direction of 145 degrees east longitude, more or less toward Guam in the Pacific Ocean.

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  1. Physicsmaster

    Hello!
    Im just doing a school project about exactly this topic.
    Can you please send me some more information about this to my email address?

    Physicsmaster

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