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  •  I have heard (4+ / 0-)
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    that Scotland rose when the glaciers melted over the north of Britain, and is in fact still rising. I suspect that there will be repercussions in terms of earthquakes. Any input from geologists with more concrete information would be welcome.

    "Calling Batman "the Dark Knight" is like calling Papa Smurf "the Blue Patriarch": you're not fooling anyone. " Charlie Brooker

    by northsylvania on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 09:48:46 AM PST

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      northsylvania, Lujane, marina, fhcec

      I just know a sphere spinning is all about its equilibrium, and it doesnt take much to alter it.  But the size, weight, gravity, on such a massive scale as the earth is an interesting subject.  We do know that the axis has shifted in the past, and relatively quickly too IIRC.

      Bad is never good until worse happens

      by dark daze on Fri Jan 20, 2012 at 09:54:58 AM PST

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      •  I've read that the weight of water (1+ / 0-)
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        behind the Three Gorges Dam may have an effect on these things, too. You have to wonder about the effects of all the different geo-engineering projects. Wonder, with trepidation.

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