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Groundwater extraction shifted Earth’s axis

1st July, 2023 Environment

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  • The planet’s axis has drifted at the rate of 4.36 cm per year towards the east.
  • It was carried out by
    • Ki-Weon Seo, Taewhan Jeon, Jae-Seung Kim, Kookhyoun Youm of the Seoul National University (South Korea),
    • Dongryeol Ryu of the University of Melbourne (Australia),
    • Jooyoung Eom of the Kyungpook National University (South Korea),
    • Jianli Chen of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (Hong Kong),
    • Clark R Wilson of the University of Texas at Austin (USA).

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