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Old 03-02-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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This is fascinating!!!!!
Chile Earthquake May Have Shortened Days on Earth - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20100302/sc_space/chileearthquakemayhaveshorteneddaysonearth - broken link)
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:20 AM
 
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LOL it's also terrifying !!!
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Alaska
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Just need a couple more dozen jolts like that and we will be Lost in Space.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Newark, California
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The three gorges dam in China is so heavy it also changed the earths axis and made the days longer so it all evens out.
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Old 03-03-2010, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Seymour TN
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Will that affect our seasons?
Does it screw up the orbits of our satellites, over time?
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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I am skeptical that an earthquake could change the earths axis or roation.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:09 AM
 
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Two or three years ago I read that the earth is slowing down gradually. I think the earthquake may affect the axis inclination rather than shortening the day duration.

<http://www.quran-ayat.com/universe/new_page_4.htm#The_Standstill_of_the_Earth_>
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:12 AM
 
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Would that explain all the snow we've been getting in the Northeastern states??
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Lead/Deadwood, SD
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So if I live to be a thousand years old using the old clock, on the new one looks like I will live to, lets see, looks like, hmmm, still a thousand years.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Alaska
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I am skeptical that an earthquake could change the earths axis or roation.
Chile Earthquake Likely Shifted Earth's Axis, Shortened The Day, NASA Scientist Says

"An earthquake can make Earth rotate faster by nudging some of its mass closer to the planet's axis, just as ice skaters can speed up their spins by pulling in their arms. Conversely, a quake can slow the rotation and lengthen the day if it redistributes mass away from that axis, Gross said Tuesday."
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