A change came..

Am I the only one who is flat out amazed at the changes the earthquake in Chile caused?

The magnitude-8.8 earthquake that rocked the west coast of Chile last month was violent enough to move the city of Concepcion at least 10 feet to the west and the capital, Santiago, about 11 inches to the west-southwest, researchers said.

As if that wasn’t amazing enough

NASA scientists have also credited the quake with shifting the Earth’s axis enough to create shorter days. The change is negligible, but still worth noting: Each day should be 1.26 microseconds shorter, according to preliminary calculations. A microsecond is one-millionth of a second.

Holy WOW Batman! I know a microsecond isn’t anything to worry about.. but sweet Jesus, that earthquake was so large it changed time!

It was so violent it moved an entire city 10 ft to the west.

That’s just crazy to think of. It’s something you think of happening during the Permian Period when the world was the super continent of ‘Pangea‘, not in our time.

I’ll tell you something else.. the 2012 predictions don’t look so crazy when you read about the effect of Chilean earthquake do they..?

ok, well maybe they do a little. But it does make you go hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

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7 responses to “A change came..

  • Howey

    I thought of Haiti and Chile when we watched 2012 the other night.


    Of course, according to some folks out there Armageddon would be all Obama’s fault.:)

  • lil mike

    I’d be more worried about an asteroid slamming into us than a 2012 style earthquake shaking us apart. It’s a good think the administration is maintaining our manned spaceflight capability to… oh never mind.

  • Howey

    “It’s a good think the administration is maintaining our manned spaceflight capability to… oh never mind.”

    JFC, Mike! Please let me be the first on the list to congratulate you for your insane fantasy!

    On behalf of the world (and earthquakes)…Let me apologize to you for not being a Republican-approved catastrophe for Bruce Willis, George Bush and Dick Cheney to save us all from.

    Of course, they didn’t handle Katrina too well, did they?

  • ekg


    so now he can’t cut spending at NASA either..

    well, it’s like I’ve said.. you don’t have a problem spending money as long as it’s spent on what you want to spend it on and this fantasy you like to play called ‘balanced budget’ is hilarious given that simple fact..

    what’s even funnier is we can outsource a war… but not low-orbit-earth flights

  • lil mike

    Partially correct!

    I admit to having a weak spot for NASA and space exploration. I would like to spend more money on that, can you imagine what we could have accomplished if we had spent the stimulus on space?

    But practically speaking, it’s impossible due to budgetary concerns and NASA has been a terrible steward of the public’s funds. It’s gone down the wrong path over and over, going back to the inception of the space shuttle. We would have been better off developing and improving our rockets instead of the shuttle. We had a rocket in the 1970’s, that could lift Skylab into orbit. Now we are re-inventing the wheel trying to develop a rocket to do basically the same thing.

    So maybe Obama’s way, of stripping NASA and outsourcing commercial and human travel might be a good idea. I frankly have not studied the proposal in depth to make an intelligent opinion, but what we were doing before isn’t working.

  • ekg

    I frankly have not studied the proposal in depth to make an intelligent opinion

    …just snarky ones..

    odd that even tho you know it was broken.. even tho you don’t know his proposal… even tho to you the free/private market is better than the gov’t..you still reply in snark when he tries anything new.. even when that ‘new try’ is to save money.. something else your profess to be for..

    but even given all that.. it’s ‘no chance for you!” if Obama has his name on it..

    it’s why you’ve lost all credibility..

  • lil mike

    Why? I’ve said I’m open to the Obama plan. That’s snark? If I actually put some effort into it and said I liked it, would that be snarky too?

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