In the Know " Spotlight on Chilean Earthquake"

Earthquake in Chile shifted Earth's Axis and shortened Earth Days

The 8.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Chile on February 27th, 2010 was so strong that it broke off a large piece of the earth's crust and slightly shifted the earth from its axis, as a result shortening the earth day.

According to NASA a complex computer model's preliminary calculation shows that Earth's days should have shortened by 1.26 microseconds (a microsecond is one millionth of a second).

NASA explained that while this change may not be noticeable in everyday life, it is permanent. At least 723 people died in the Chilean earthquake and more than half a million houses were destroyed.

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  1. oh men this is so creepy, end of days.

  2. The # of natural disasters per year has more than quadrupled in the last 20 yrs and they are stronger as well.

  3. We need to start taking care of the environment, its all global warming.

  4. watch this video on youtube about HAARP and how it was used to create the earthquake in Haiti, not every thing is global warming, there is technology that they use to affect weather patterns and cause earthquakes.


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