The earthquake that rattled Chile last week also shifted the earth on its axis and shortened the day.

Scientists say the day the earthquake happened would have been about 1,26 microseconds shorter as a result of the earth shifting on its axiz by about 8cm.
In addition, the quake has probably pushed up an island off the coast near Concepcion, where it struck.
These earthquake measured 8.8 on the Richter scale.