Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Earthquake Quakes Earth

The 2004 Boxing Day 9.3 magnitude earthquake that caused the Indian Ocean tsunami messed with the earth in numerous other ways:
The devastating 2004 Sumatran earthquake . . . should have left a detectable scar on Earth's gravity field, European scientists said Monday.

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The magnitude 9.3 earthquake has already been said to have shortened the day by fractions of a second, shifted the North Pole by an inch, and made the planet less fat around the middle.

Link. Well looks like I'll be joining these folks and maybe getting one of these shirts.

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