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.
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.
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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