posted on Dec, 17 2012 @ 07:08 PM
The cataclysmic pole shift hypothesis suggests that there have been geologically rapid shifts in the relative positions of the modern-day geographic
locations of the poles and the axis of rotation of the Earth, creating calamities such as floods and tectonic events.
There is evidence of precession and changes in axial tilt, but this change is on much longer time-scales and does not involve relative motion of the
spin axis with respect to the planet. However, in what is known as true polar wander, the solid Earth can rotate with respect to a fixed spin axis.
Research shows that during the last 200,000,000 years a total true polar wander of some 30° has occurred, but that no super-rapid shifts in the
Earth's pole were found during this period. A characteristic rate of true polar wander is 1° per million years or less. Between approximately
790 and 810 million years ago, when the supercontinent Rodinia existed, two geologically-rapid phases of true polar wander may have occurred. In each
of these, the magnetic poles of the Earth shifted by ~155°.
if 21/12/2012 means a polar shift is going to happen i was just wondeing, can a polar shift occur just in only a day? shouldn't we be seeing and
feeling some of effects that are associated with such a major event?