New data show North America is rotating, sinking, rising, and tilting

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Abstract

Man has known for years that the earth is not stable. Violent natural forces, such as earthquakes, storms, and volcanoes, are continually altering its face. Now scientists say that the continents are slowly sinking, rising, tilting, and rotating. Continuing investigations by Charles Whitten, Chief Geodesist of the National Ocean Survey of NOAA, and other geodesists have resulted in some interesting findings and a better insight into the problems that arise as the land undergoes subtle but marked changes.

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