Is it true that the Chilean quake affected Earth's rotation?

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There have been claims circulating that the quake in Chile has affected the Earth's speed and axis of rotation; other, probably more accurate, reports have suggested that the Earth's precessional wobble has been altered.

What's the correct story?

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Is it true that the Chilean quake affected Earth's rotation?
« Reply #1 on: 13/03/2010 22:14:13 »
For anyone who is interested, Dr Dave discussed the Chilean quake and its impact on Earth's rotation in a recent episode of Ask the Naked Scientists - http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/ask-tns/

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