Exerpt - "A new analysis of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan has found that the intense temblor has accelerated Earth's spin, shortening the length of the 24-hour day by 1.8 microseconds,"
Earth's day length shortened by Japan earthquake
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Damn! that's 1.8 less milliseconds that could be used for nerfing.
Someone asked about Australia, we're fine but apparently there are roughly 11,000 Aussies in Japan, roughly 1000 of which were in/near Sendai. The Australian News headlines are "Earthquake in Japan, the lives of 11,000 Aussies at risk" (and then 5 minutes later it's like) "And some Japanese are missing too".
Man I hate the media.
Apparently Australia is going to benefit from this, economically speaking, Japan is one of our biggest exports for metals and whatever for building.
(We also sell Uranium to them )