Tatiana Shevchenko via Crowdrise
March 22, 2011
BENEFITING: American Red Cross
EVENT DATE: Mar 14, 2011
The earthquake that struck Japan on Friday was so powerful that it actually moved the whole planet by 25cm, experts say.
According to Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology the 9.0 magnitude 'quake was so powerful it shifted the axis around which the Earth rotates.
And the U.S. Geological Survey reported that the main island of Japan has been shifted 2.4 metres by the force of the disaster.
The shift to the Earth's tilt will have profound, if subtle effects on the length of the day and the passage of the seasons.
The death toll, according to all available information, has reached 2,5 thousand persons, about two thousand persons have got wounds, more than 17 thousand are registered on missing persons.