Shift of Earth’s magnetic North forces close of Tampa airport runway

Posted on January 6, 2011 by

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Runway changes are needed to account for the moving magnetic pole, which is nearing Russia at 40 miles per year.

TAMPA – Scientists say the magnetic north pole is moving toward Russia and the fallout has reached — of all places — Tampa International Airport.

The airport has closed its primary runway until Jan. 13 to repaint the numeric designators at each end and change taxiway signage to account for the shift in location of the Earth’s magnetic north pole. Read More

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