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Old March 2nd, 2010, 02:24 PM
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Default Does Today Feel Shorter?

If it does, it's because it really is.

Apparently, the Chilean Earthquake has shortened Earth's days -- by 1.26 microseconds........

Chile earthquake may have shortened Earth's day - USATODAY.com

Now Tax Day will arrive even sooner.......

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Old March 2nd, 2010, 03:46 PM
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This happened in 2004 too. The 9.2 Sumatra Earthquake changed The axis of rotation of the earth. It's interesting and a bit scary. That is another reason why earthquakes over 8.0 magnitude are so frightening. Here is a link the the effect the Sumatra Quake had on the earth.

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Old March 2nd, 2010, 04:04 PM
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Maybe that would explain how the island disappeared on LOST.....

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Old March 2nd, 2010, 04:26 PM
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Thats exactly what I was thinking
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 04:47 PM
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I've had three people tell me three different times. I guess that MSNBC and Yahoo News are saying it is 1.26 milleseconds or 1.26 seconds. Either one is a big difference from 1.26 microseconds, which is actually immeasurable.

Dean and USA Today have it right. It's microseconds.

Here is the link right from NASA JPL.

Chilean Quake May Have Shortened Earth Days - NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

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HMMM,,,guess that's why I'm not tired yet. Usually this time of day I'm ready for a nap.

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Old March 2nd, 2010, 09:06 PM
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I thought I was missing 1.26 micro-seconds ! It is interesting, though. I wonder how far back they can track earthquakes/time .
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Isn't it funny how they can figure THIS out, but balancing a budget is way too complicated... ???
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 03:24 AM
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Cool!! The southern Hemisphere summer will be that much longer??? ;-)
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