North Magnetic Pole Moving East Due to Core Flux

Slashdot tells us North Magnetic Pole Moving East Due to Core Flux

The magnetic north pole had moved little from the time scientists first located it in 1831. Then in 1904, the pole began shifting northeastward at a steady pace of about 9 miles (15 kilometers) a year.

In 1989 it sped up again, and in 2007 scientists confirmed that the pole is now galloping toward Siberia at 34 to 37 miles (55 to 60 kilometers) a year.

Someday, we may just fall over on our side!

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