Hudnut said seismic modeling suggested the quake may have moved small islands by as much as 20 meters (66 feet), and the northwestern tip of the Indonesian territory of Sumatra may also have shifted to the southwest by around 36 meters (118 feet).
"That is a lot of slip," he said.
The 9.0-magnitude jolt that struck 250 kilometres (155 miles) southeast of Sumatra island Sunday may have moved small islands as much as 20 metres (66 feet), according to one expert.
Another USGS research geophysicist agreed that the Earth would have got a little jog, and that the islands off Sumatra would have been moved by the quake.
However, Stuart Sipkin, of the USGS National Earthquake Information Center in Golden Colorado, said it was more likely that the islands off Sumatra had risen higher out of the sea than they had moved laterally.
Another way to understand the impact is to consider that Sumatra and the smaller islands were actually moved about 100 feet southwest.
NEWSWEEK: Is it true that this quake shook the entire world?
Gianluca Valensise: After a major earthquake, the whole world resonates like a bell that has been struck. It lasts for several hours after the main shock. But whats more intriguing is that a big piece of the planets mass has been moved around. This actually altered the axis of the earths rotation.
The 9.0 quake caused a seismic shift (search) so intense, it shook the planet like a bell being rung, wobbling the Earth on its axis and permanently altering the map, moving some islands in the region more than 20 meters.
The quake that set off the devastating tsunami literally shook the Earth to its core, scientists...
Matthew 7:15 - Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
And what did Jesus call himself? The LAMB OF GOD.
There - SHEEP'S CLOTHING
The false prophet is JESUS
YOU HAVE BEEN DECEIVED BY JESUS AND HIS PAEDOPHILE PRIESTS
It is written:
Matthew 7: 16-20
You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? 17 So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. 18 A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will know them by their fruits.
Exactly right. The "evil fruit" are the evil paedophile priests of Christianity and the "bad tree" is Christianity. If you weren't so arrogant, you would be able to see that.
I've just been informed by someone close to Sollog that another major earthquake will occur in the coming week.
^might actually be "exclusive" in more ways than one:
It is written:
35 The good man out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil man out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. 36 I tell you, on the day of judgment men will render account for every careless word they utter; 37 for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned."
16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.
He who believes in him is not condemned; he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.