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« on: March 02, 2010, 12:46:45 PM »

Chile Earthquake May Have Shortened Days on Earth 
The massive 8.8 earthquake that struck Chile may have changed the entire Earth's rotation and shortened the length of days on our planet, a NASA scientist said Monday.

The quake, the seventh strongest earthquake in recorded history, hit Chile Saturday and should have shortened the length of an Earth day by 1.26 milliseconds, according to research scientist Richard Gross at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.

"Perhaps more impressive is how much the quake shifted Earth's axis," NASA officials said in a Monday update.

The computer model used by Gross and his colleagues to determine the effects of the Chile earthquake effect also found that it should have moved Earth's figure axis by about 3 inches (8 cm or 27 milliarcseconds)... 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20100302/sc_space/chileearthquakemayhaveshorteneddaysonearth 
 
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« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2010, 03:11:48 PM »



I head this on the news today.  I don't really believe the whole 2012 thing, but ...? Buggedout
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2010, 03:14:59 PM »



I head this on the news today.  I don't really believe the whole 2012 thing, but ...? Buggedout

Meh.  Numerous things have caused the earth's spin to not be perfect (it's rotation is supposed to be more like a top that is slightly wobbling than a perfect spin)and to change the length of the day.  In theory, just jumping up and down causes a change, it's just so small it is impossible to measure.
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2010, 07:19:29 PM »

Yeah I'm pretty sure the earthquake that caused the tsunami back in 2004 caused the day to be shorter, and also shifted the earth's axis slightly too.
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« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 12:36:38 PM »

Great, now I have 1.26 less miliseconds to get things done in a day.  Bluesad
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« Reply #5 on: March 04, 2010, 07:12:39 PM »

Cool! I WANT Armegeddon to happen! Been waiting for it! I think its overdue! I wanna sit on my porch and watch the world as we know it end! Better than any movie!  Thumbup
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2010, 12:10:45 AM »

Cool! I WANT Armegeddon to happen! Been waiting for it! I think its overdue! I wanna sit on my porch and watch the world as we know it end! Better than any movie!  Thumbup


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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2010, 02:19:49 AM »

Argh!  This is ridiculous!  Who can I complain to to get that 1.26 milliseconds back?  Can I talk to this planet's manager?
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2010, 08:01:53 AM »

Now how am I going my 1.21 gigawatts worth of power in a day?
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