Researchers studying the shift in the Earth’s geographic pole say such a shift would not have been possible without the influence of groundwater.
The axis around which the Earth rotates is not fixed and static.
The Earth drifts and wobbles as it spins on its axis of rotation, an imaginary line running through the North and South Poles.
These movements in the axis of rotation are called pole wandering.
It is known that the North Pole draws a circle 10 meters wide every year.
According to the American Space Research Administration (NASA), it was found that in the 20th century, the Earth’s axis of rotation was shifted by 4 cm per year.
Recent research has found that the climate crisis is causing a shift in the Earth’s rotation.
However, the effect of groundwater on this shift could not be fully determined.