North Magnetic Pole Shifting Rapidly Toward Russia

“New research shows the pole moving at rapid clip—25 miles (40 kilometers) a year,” said this 2005 article in National Geographic.

7 Jan 11 – – “Over the past century the pole has moved 685 miles (1,100 kilometers) from Arctic Canada toward Siberia, says Joe Stoner, a paleomagnetist at Oregon State University. “It’s moving really fast.”

The shift is not the beginning of a magnetic reversal, said Stoner. It’s likely a normal oscillation of the Earth’s magnetic field.

Stoner went on to say that the last magnetic reversal occurred about 780,000 years ago, completely ignoring magnetic reversals such as the Gothenburg magnetic reversal/excursion of 11,500 years ago, or the Mono Lake excursion of 23,000 years ago, or the Lake Mungo excursion of 33,500 years ago.

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