How far did the earthquake knock the earth off its axis?

Answer #1

I don’t think the earthquake is strong enough to knock the earth off its axis. It is only shaking a bit part of it.

Answer #2

I had heard it on the news, I think they said 4 inches, and it moved Japan 8 feet

Answer #3

You made me search for it LOL

Answer #4

Thx for the search

Answer #5

You will always be welcomed! :-D

Answer #6

Well we only have one year left till the end of the world, I guess this fits.

Answer #7

You are scaring me, Chris! LOL

Answer #8

like 7 or 8 feet?! ive heard different answers from many different people! :)

Answer #9

They said that the Earth’s axis shifted about 6.5 inches, which affects how it rotates, but not its position or movement in space.

Answer #10

I guess it fits to

Answer #11

I am still trying to read through your article you posted, but I seem to be very busy today.

Answer #12

Sorry did not mean to scare anyone, this fits with the 2012 question that was asked a bit back.

Answer #13

Yes it does fit

Answer #14

wait what? a meteor can shift the earth but an earthquake couldnt because it doesnt produce a push but a shake….

and where is the proof? and why didnt the earthquake that caused the other tsunami not shift the earth? it was just as strong :O

Answer #15

I have read it on Yahoo news, and the info is from NASA. The Earth’s day was shortened by 1.8 microseconds.

Answer #16

Cool thx

Answer #17

I have read it on Yahoo news, and the info is from NASA. And the Earth’s day was shortened by 1.8 microseconds.

Answer #18

I’m sorry to disappoint all you world-enders, but nothing of any non-technical significance happened. Sri, you can’t rely on a website that specializes in UFOs, the paranormal, conspiracy-mongering, and other unfounded rumors as your source for scientific information. Go to the horse’s mouth! Here is the NASA source that has been so inaccurately represented:

No change was measured; a NASA researcher only calculated the theoretical impact of the earthquake. That impact, if correct, had no effect at all on earth’s axis of rotation, but only on the distribution of earth’s mass around that axis. It would affect how the earth wobbles as it rotates (it has always wobbled) and, as Dale says, it would shorten the day by less than 2 millionths of a second. But those effects, if true, would be so miniscule that the change in the length of day could not be measured by current methods, and the same may be true of the difference in wobble. In any case the calculated changes would be comparable to the effects of past earthquakes, and substantially smaller than the typical effects of changing wind and water currents, In other words, this kind of stuff happens all the time, always has, and will likely continue to do so for a very long time to come.

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