Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Chilean Earthquake

Tsunami Evacuation Route signage south of Aber...Image via Wikipedia

Of course we have all heard of the Earthquake in Chile. It was 8.8 in magnitude and was actually off shore of Chile, which means they also got a tsunami that did quite a lot of damage. It was the 7th strongest earthquake ever recorded.

The part that blows my mind is that it tilted the earth's axis by 3 more inches. It also increased the speed of the Earth's rotation so now our days are 1.26 milliseconds shorter. Set your alarm clock accordingly.

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