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The Mexicali Earthquake Shifted the Earth's Crust 10 Feet

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Remember when the enormous Chilean quake earlier this year sped the Earth up? Now scientists are saying the 7.2 Mexicali quake on Easter Sunday shifted the earth's crust 31 inches on the U.S. side. Over on the Mexican side, research indicates a much larger shift: at least 10 whole feet. But the LA Times notes, citing an expert, that "while the numbers sound dramatic, they probably were not noticed by humans immediately after the quake because they occurred in a remote desert area."