Earthquake In Chile Moves Earth's Axis
On February 27th, a massive 8.8 earthquake struck the country of Chile. It was the seventh strongest earthquake ever recorded and so powerful, it may have moved Earth's axis by approximately three inches and caused days to become shorter by 1.26 milliseconds. That may not seem like a lot, but it takes a monster-size force to cause such a tiny change.
The earthquake, so far, has claimed more than 700 lives. One of those victims was a girl named Alejandra Bustos, who was found in the rubble wearing her Jonas Brothers T-shirt and with JB poster nearby. Last week, thousands paid their respects to Alejandra, who's known around the Web now as Alejandra Jonas, via Twitter. And the Jonas Brothers posted the following message on their Twitter accounts, as well as on the group's page: "#RIPAlejandraJonas and all the people of Chile our hearts go out to you. We love you."
There were also many people tweeting frustration that Justin Bieber was higher on the list of Trending Topics than Alejandra, to which Justin responded: "Respect eachother. Will continue to keep praying for the people of Chile and Haiti #RIPAlejandraJonas."
Did you know anyone affected by the horrible earthquakes in Chile and Haiti?