Did Quake Speed Earth's Spin?

Robby

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A NASA scientist says the devastating Dec. 26 earthquake off Sumatra may have caused the planet to spin 3 millionths of a second faster and wobble about an inch on its axis. But scientists don't think such tiny shifts will have long-term effects.

[Full article @ Wired]
 

Tom

An Old Friend
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Robbie said:
A NASA scientist says the devastating Dec. 26 earthquake off Sumatra may have caused the planet to spin 3 millionths of a second faster and wobble about an inch on its axis. But scientists don't think such tiny shifts will have long-term effects.

[Full article @ Wired]
So I guess this means we are all getting old faster, eh?
:(
 

Kevin

Code Monkey
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Mar 20, 2004
skwirlinator said:
When I wake up from my nap I get to go back out to the sandbox!
My wife keeps telling me that if/when we have kids that she's already prepared for it after marrying me. Wonder what she means by that.... :puzzled:



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