Where is Al Gore these cold winter days with all this snow and now earthquakes shifting the Earth’s axis? We need you Al, right.. like we need Obama! Does anyone have an idea of how Al Gore will tackle this axis problem? I would think shorter daylight would mean colder winters…
The massive earthquake that struck Chile on Saturday may have shifted the Earth’s axis.
The change is negligible, but permanent: Each day should be 1.26 microseconds shorter, according to preliminary calculations. A microsecond is one-millionth of a second.
A large quake shifts massive amounts of rock and alters the distribution of mass on the planet.
When that distribution changes, it changes the rate at which the planet rotates. And the rotation rate determines the length of a day SOURCEAdvertisements