The quake and tsunami in Japan

The quake and tsunami in Japan

As I mentioned in my previous post, I live in an area that was relatively unaffected and am fine.

News sites like cnn.com and msnbc.com as well as American TV (from what I hear) are full of video and stories from Japan which are really worth seeing and paying attention to.

This article however is particularly crazy.  It appears that the quake MOVED the main island of Japan (Honshu) by 8 feet and shifted the Earth’s axis due to the displacement of mass!  Does this mean that all geotagged photos, Google Earth, and other GPS info. is always going to be off by 2 meters in Japan now?  I’d imagine that there aren’t provisions for updating this in many GPS devices as LAND MASSES AREN’T SUPPOSED TO MOVE o_O!

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