[ntp:questions] Result of Earth Quake speeds up earth?

Uwe Klein uwe_klein_habertwedt at t-online.de
Tue Mar 15 09:39:01 UTC 2011


Chris H wrote:
> Hello, 
> Firstly may I just say, my thoughts are with members of this list who
> are in Japan.
> 
> Just a bit of an odd question...
> I hear in the Media that the earth quake sped the rotation of the earth
> up..
> Can anyone confirm this?
> 
> Does this mean that we will not need to 'insert leap seconds' for a
> while, or does it mean that we will need to retract leap seconds that
> have been added?

Values published were in the +1.5us / day range.
Wonder how they compute that value?

Adjust earth rotational energy by the amount of energy released from the earthquake?

Earth gains daylength by tidal palpations anyway.
(~1.7ms/century ~= 46ns/day?)

uwe




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