After the catastrophic 8.9 earthquake in Japan, the earth shifted, speeding up the earth's rotation and shortening the 24 hour day by 1.8 Milliseconds. There are natural variances to that over the course of a normal earth year due to seaonal shifts and jet streams. The earthquake also managed to move Japan's main island an astounding 8 feet! My heart and prayers go out to all the people afflicted in that country right now
So, from the moment that earthquake started until it finished about 2 minutes later, the human race and everything else on earth literally time traveled backward as the earth moved faster? That is a totally wild and amazing notion!
"The scenario is similar to that of a figure skater drawing her arms inward during a spin to turn faster on the ice. The closer the mass shift during an earthquake is to the equator, the more it will speed up the spinning Earth."
Since the beginning of time who knows how often these time variations have occurred? Time is often considered a relative concept. Still, Forever is promised to mankind and i firmly believe in that. It's not just the dream of poets and romantics. It's really fascinating to think that we can all fathom and wonder about the concept of time/eternity because it has been pretty much programmed into us. Ecc 3: 11: Everything he has made pretty in its time. Even time indefinite he has put in their heart, that mankind may never find out the work that the [true] God has made from the start to the finish.
Amazingly, we have been 'time traveling' for the last few years. According to other data-The 8.8-magnitude earthquake in Chile last year also sped up the planet's rotation and shortened the day by 1.26 microseconds. The 9.1 Sumatra earthquake in 2004 shortened the day by 6.8 microseconds.
You can read a detailed report here: Japan Earthquake shortened days on Earth