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NASA: Chile Quake Shifted Earth's Axis, Shortened Day – AOL News

2010-March-2

NASA: Chile Quake Shifted Earth’s Axis, Shortened Day – AOL News.
“The length of the day should have gotten shorter by 1.26 microseconds [millionths of a second],” Richard Gross, a geophysicist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, told Bloomberg. “The axis about which the Earth’s mass is balanced should have moved by 2.7 milliarcseconds [about 8 centimeters or 3 inches].”

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