Monday, March 14, 2011

OMG Quick Monday Blog

First and foremost, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of the people of Japan - the victims of the earthquake and tsunami, their families, and the millions left to clean up, endure, and move forward.

A few OMG factoids about the quake:
  1. The earthquake was the world's fifth largest ever recorded.
  2. The tremblor caused a rift 15 miles below the sea bed that ran 186 miles long and 93 miles wide.
  3. The quake moved - yes, MOVED - Eastern Japan about 13 feet closer to the United States.
  4. The quake shifted the Earth's axis by 6.5 inches.
  5. The quake shifting the Earth's axis caused the day to be shortened by 1.6 microseconds.
  6. The quake caused Japan to sink down about 2 feet.
Holy smokes...pretty mind boggling...

Again, God Bless the people of Japan...

Until next time...

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