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Quake in Asia changes the rate of Earth's rotation


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The earthquake in Asia has accelerated the Earth's rotation slightly. It has caused the Earth to spin 3 microseconds faster and to tilt about an inch on its axis. Althought this is not very significant and will unlikely cause any long-term effect.


Here is the article:



When those tiny variations accumulate, planetary scientists must add a "leap second" to the end of a year, something that has not been done in many years, Gross said.
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