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Chile Earthquake Has Shifted The Earth’s Axis

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We’ve all heard about the size of the earthquake in Chile last week, but a new finding takes it to new levels: the Chile earthquake has shifted the Earth’s axis.

According to NASA scientists, the quake shifted the axis of the earth by about 3 inches (7.6 cms), which might not seem like a lot, but given the size of this planet we live on, is rather remarkable.

The good news is the shift isn’t about to cause a Roland Emmerich like end of days scenario or affect the seasons or weather, but it will shorten every day by 1.26 microseconds.

NASA explained that the key to the shift was due to the location of the quake, with the fault slicing through Earth at a steeper angle, making “the Chile fault more effective in moving Earth’s mass vertically and hence more effective in shifting Earth’s figure axis.”

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20 Responses to “Chile Earthquake Has Shifted The Earth’s Axis”

  1. ray

    Why bother a shift in mass in a very few feet change?

    Polar Shift Due to Polar Ice Melting.

    Global warming is not just the melting of ice at the poles. When ice melts at the poles, sea level will go up putting lots of the land under water. There will be a polar shift or change in earth axis of rotation because of water transfer from poles to equator. This Polar change means disaster.

  2. akpos

    TB Joshua, a renowned Prophet prophesied live that this earthquake would occur. A few weeks before the earthquake struck Chile, he prophesied during a LIVE service that another earthquake would happen in a country very close to the sea, and that another natural disaster concerning water would occur.

  3. Marvin

    That means winter ends early and spring comes early an’t that a good thing

  4. Mislik

    The axis that shifted was not the rotational axis. It was the figure axis, the one that balances earth mass.

  5. Riya Bajaj

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