Days Get Shorter Because of Chilean Earthquake

Apart from a tsunami, there is another effect of this weekend’s earthquake in Chile. NASA says that days will now be shorter because the quake shifted Earth’s axis by three inches.

The change will result in days that are 1.26 microseconds shorter than before. That’s 0.00000126 seconds shorter.

Via: Chilean Quake Likely Shifted Earth’s Axis, NASA Scientist Says – BusinessWeek.

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