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China built a dam which affected the rotation of Earth

China built a dam which affected the rotation of Earth and changed the positions of North and South poles!

Introducing to you, The Three Gorges Dam


This is the largest hydroelectric power station in world, in terms of installed capacity. Now, how did it affect the rotation? 

Its reservoir has a stunning capacity of 39 trillion kilograms of water, which it lifts through a height of 175 meters. This affects the moment of inertia of our planet and slows down the rotation of Earth (hell yes). 
This has led to increase of 0.06 microseconds (not noticeable, of course) in a day's duration! The Earth has become flatter (only slightly) at the poles and rounder in the middle.

Also, the poles have shifted by 2 cm.

Incredible China!

Edit 1: Source - China's Monster Three Gorges Dam Is About To Slow The Rotation Of The Earth


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