Earthquake Alters Earths Axis and Shortens Days

Derek Ouellette —  March 2, 2010 — 5 Comments

MSNBC reports a story titled Chile Earthquake May Have Shortened Days. Apparently the Chile 8.8 earthquake last week (one of the worst in recorded history) may have altered the Earths “figure axis” by about 3 inches and actually shortened Earth days by about 1.26 microseconds (millionths of a second).


The News anchor on T.V. announced it like this: “The earthquake in Chile literally sent the Earth for a loop, turning it on its axis and altering the length of a day forever!” – very dramatic.

I never realized that an earthquake had such an ability and it made me – sitting comfortably here in Windsor Ontario – think about the end of the world. North Americans are obsessed with the “End Times”, but in reality, I don’t think I want to be around for it. Frankly speaking, I’d rather come back with the Lord then be here if all hell breaks loose.

What are your thoughts about this?

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  • http://lomersdislikedpointofview.blogspot.com/ Lomer

    Derek it is Bush’s fault for doing nothing about global warming. There is a earthquake website….. http://earthquake.usgs.gov/….. it keeps track of all earthquakes in the world. I am constantly visiting this site. normally there is 25 earthquakes a day that are 4.5 or bigger around the world or 2.5 or bigger in the USA….. it is quite common to have 40 or more earthquakes a day

    Since Haiti there has been

    5.9
    OFFSHORE NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Thursday, February 04, 2010 at 20:20:21

    6.9
    CHINA-RUSSIA-NORTH KOREA BORDER REGION
    Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 01:13:18

    7.0
    RYUKYU ISLANDS, JAPAN
    Friday, February 26, 2010 at 20:31:27

    8.8
    OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
    Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 06:34:14
    .-= Lomer´s last blog ..Christians, "Don’t believe in Obama’s Christianity" =-.

  • http://lomersdislikedpointofview.blogspot.com/ Lomer

    The end times will be tough with all the earthquakes but man alive it is possible we are in the beginning of it right now.
    .-= Lomer´s last blog ..Christians, "Don’t believe in Obama’s Christianity" =-.

    • http://covenantoflove.net Derek Ouellette

      Those earthquakes have progressively gotten worse since Haiti. Maybe the next one will send us spinning off into space or something :-)
      .-= Derek Ouellette´s last blog ..My Reader To You: 02.03.10 =-.

  • Geneinne

    Rev. 22:20 “He which testifieth these things saith, ‘Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!
    I personally hope we are living in the End Times! What an ugly world it will be in 50 years time!

    • http://covenantoflove.net Derek Ouellette

      That’s what our grandparents said 50 years ago…
      .-= Derek Ouellette´s last blog ..Why Not Rather Be Wronged? =-.