Whoa, Mother Nature, you move me!

In The Daily Drool on March 10, 2010 at 10:23 am

The Chilean city of Concepción was moved 10 FEET to the West by last week’s earthquake!  TEN WHOLE FEET.  I don’t know about you, but I find that amazing.  (You can read the details here)

Think about all those times in class you listened to some teacher talk about Pangea, and the grand unity of it all… wasn’t it bizaarre and totally inconcevieable?  Like, “Sure, if that’s what you say Mr. Science!  Whatever.”  Because imagining a continent slinking and shaking it’s way to the other side of the planet was unbelievable… the stuff of science fiction or history books… and a glimpse into the future…because Concepción just moved 10 feet to the west in an instant…. How strange and cozy!

What does a 10 foot shift do to the weather, time, the space-time continuum?  It’s all just too much fodder for the imagination, really.  Out of this terrible tragedy is born a new address, and the re-realization that the earth is always moving/changing beneath and around us.


We could be neighbors again…

  1. Reunite Gondwanaland!

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