Imagine life with a day shorter!!!
March 5, 2010 2:23pm CST
Hi mylotters!!! Are you keen enough to detect that the days now seemed to be shorter after the earthquake in Chile? NASA scientist said that the Chile earthquake may changed the Earth's rotation and shortened the length of the days... Is it evident now? Can you say that the length of the day is really shorter compare before... I can tell... as per observation, may I solicit yours... We will try to form a conclusion at the end... I will give the sources for those who have not seen the news... there is a short video in one of the links... try to navigate there... Sources: 1. http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/chilean-quake-shifted-earths-axis-nasa-scientist-20100302-peqe.html 2. http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20100302/sc_space/chileearthquakemayhaveshorteneddaysonearth
5 Mar 10
Yes, I saw this a few days ago. apparently most, or all I suppose, big earthquakes are powerful enough to change the earths axial tilt and so the length of the day. It's nanoseconds, though I suppose that if you had enough big earthquakes all happening at the same time, you'd get a bigger shift. End of the world anyone??
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5 Mar 10
Thanks for the informations, I didn't hear about it untill now, I read the articles you linked. When I first read your discussion I was thinking of something bigger, like day been shorter of 10-15 minutes, but all that changes is about 1.26 milliseconds, how can you even notice days are 1.26 milliseconds shorter?? Unless this will affect other things I don't think there's anything to be really worried.
6 Mar 10
hahaha, yes only milliseconds my friend... I am just really affected by the information I think I feel that the days now are really shorter... because when I sit close to my pc the early morning I always wonder that afternoon comes so fast... but as I read your reaction, there is really nothing to worry then except the humid surrounding of the approaching summer and the frequent power cut in our area here... have a nice day my friend...
• United States
5 Mar 10
The day is 1.26 microseconds shorter. To place that in perspective, it will be about 800,000 years before we will have lost a full second. Maybe this is just a plot by nefarious scientists doing the bidding of corporations by trying to make us all do more in less time. We should revolt. I want my microsecond back!
• Garden Grove, California
5 Mar 10
but only 1. something milliseconds and how could we even begin to feel that,thats so short a time, we wouldn't even know how to count it before it was over, so we should not notice anything from what I have read.Primeaque86 a millisecond is really a short short time. wow.So now we cannot notice any thing as its just too short for us to even comprehend. so much fuss about a millisecond. gee whiz