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Re: Quakes Shift Whole Island Of Sumatra...



>   Richard Gross, a geophysicist with NASA's Jet Propulsion 
> Laboratory in 
> California, theorized that a shift of mass toward the Earth's center 
> during 
> the quake Sunday caused the planet to spin 3 microseconds, or one 
> millionth 
> of a second, faster and to tilt about an inch on its axis.


It's bad enough that we are all getting older.  Now, we are getting older
faster.  From now on, our birthdays will arrive 0.000365 seconds sooner. 
I could have used those now-lost microseconds per day in some
constructive way, I assure you.

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