Earth itself to drop can not

Russian scientists deny that the Earth's axis is tilted.
Reports that a series of strong earthquakes that began on March 11 in Japan shifted the earth's axis, excited people from different countries.

According to published estimates of scientists from Italy, America and the UK due to earthquakes axis of rotation of the planet could be displaced by 10, 15 or even 25 cm In addition, according to scientists at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA, based in Pasadena, California, the shift has led to a reduction in the length of the day 1.6 microseconds, which may affect the inhabitants of the earth.

Of course, the effects of an earthquake of magnitude 9 points, which claimed the lives of over five thousand people can not be ignored, however, according to Russian scientists, foreign colleagues exaggerate the scale of the problem.
— Perceptible shift, measured in numbers of those that have provided foreign counterparts, definitely not — said "Gudok" the director of the International Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics, corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences Alexander Soloviev. — Under the influence of the attraction of the Moon and — to a lesser extent — the sun shift the Earth's axis is the time, this is called precession. That is the reason it is external influence, while the earthquake — an internal factor that can lead to such a massive planetary changes.

Agree with these arguments and scientists from the State Astronomical Institute. Sternberg, the Institute of Physics of the Earth. They are unanimous: an earthquake may cause only offset the crust, but not the axis of rotation of the planet.

However, the shift of the crust is a little too nice. Shock wave has opened cracks in the ocean floor, and hence some north-eastern Japan, sank 75 cm and seismic activity in the Pacific Ocean could threaten the Russian Far East: the researchers suggest a high probability of earthquakes on Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands.

Author: Ekaterina Danilova

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