with Lorelle and Brent VanFossen

Quake Made the Earth Move

According to an article at CNN.com – Scientists say that the Indian Ocean Earthquake may have made Earth wobble.

Richard Gross, a geophysicist with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, theorized that a shift of mass toward the Earth’s center during the quake Sunday caused the planet to spin 3 microseconds, or millionths of a second, faster and to tilt about an inch on its axis.

Wow! We’ll have to update all our maps and change our clocks!

Post a Comment

Your email is kept private. Required fields are marked *