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Japan Earthquake Shortened Day

Sorry I'm 1.8 Microseconds Late, Boss... I Was Delayed By An Earthquake

Robert L. Wolke | Posted 05.01.2012 | Science
Robert L. Wolke

The Fukushima earthquake speeded up the planet's rotation by 1.8 microseconds per revolution, so our day is now 1.8 microseconds shorter than it was last year. Now go explain to your boss why you weren't able to get that report finished on time.