So Australia Moves Up & Down & Tilts Each Year

Posted by on Tuesday, October 25, 2016

File this under the weird file, but apparently Australia tilts and slides because of seasonal changes in weather patterns around the world.

GPS and other satellites have proven that over time Australia is on top of a moving tectonic plate.

Tectonic plates are pieces of Earth's crust and mantle. The plates consist of two principal types of material: oceanic crust and continental crust.

Australia moves roughly a millimetre toward the northwest during summer and fall, and back to the southeast during winter and spring. Not only that but the continent slides toward the direction that it moves by about 5 millimetres.

But rest assured you can't feel these changes they are far too minimal.

The Team

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