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Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall was so heavy it caused Houston to physically sink | The Independent

A California geophysicist has said that the weight of the relentless rains during Hurricane Harvey has caused Houston to sink by two centimetres.Chris Milliner, a postdoctoral fellow at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology, told the Houston Chronicle he used the Nevada Geodetic Laboratory and various other statistics to measure the drop.It is a minimal change from the city’s normal altitude of 80 in (203.2 cm) above sea level, but shows the extent of the rainfall as it “flexed the Earth’s crust”.

Source: Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall was so heavy it caused Houston to physically sink | The Independent

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