7.2 Magnitude Earthquake Moved California City By 31 Inches

June 28th, 2010 - 8:14 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
clipboard06June 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) NASA radar images show that the powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.2 which struck Baja California in the month of April has actually displaced a city on the US-Mexico border by 31-inches or so. Calexico, a city situated near the US-Mexico border has shifted by two and a half feet after the massive earthquake hit the state in the month of April. The quake was followed by a slew of after shocks that caused major damage to the nation.

The quake called as El Mayor Cucapah earthquake struck the region on the 4th of April this year. The earthquake which has been billed as the strongest quake to hit the region in nearly 120 years shifted the region by 31 inches, shows the NASA radar images. According to reports, two people were killed and several hundreds were injured by the impact of the quake. The earthquake that struck Baja California has caused substantial damage to the state since. Thousands of after shocks were reported soon after.

This is not the first time that an earth quake has displaced a city to an extent. Chile had suffered the safe fate earlier this year when a massive earthquake of magnitude 8.8 hit the nation. It is said that the impact of the powerful quake shifted the city of Concepscion to 3 meters to the West. According to the researchers, powerful earth quakes might also play a pivotal role in shifting the earth’s axis which will result in the change of the planet’s days. The earthquake that hit Chile is said to have lessened the length of a day by 1.26 microseconds, according to the researchers.

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