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What would happen to gravity if the Earth stopped rotating?

Asked by: Qian Huylmans

asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th May, 2020

What would happen to gravity if the Earth stopped rotating?

Originally Answered: How would earth’s gravity be affected if it stopped spinning? Gravity has nothing to do with the spinning/rotational forces of the earth. Gravity is entirely created by the mass of the earth. The gravity sould be unaffected, you would still weigh the same, and you would not float off.

Consequently, what would happen if the Earth stopped rotating?

If the Earth stopped spinning suddenly, the atmosphere would still be in motion with the Earth’s original 1100 mile per hour rotation speed at the equator. This means rocks, topsoil, trees, buildings, your pet dog, and so on, would be swept away into the atmosphere.

One may also ask, what would happen if the Earth was still? If the earth stood still, the oceans would gradually migrate toward the poles and cause land in the equatorial region to emerge. This would eventually result in a huge equatorial megacontinent and two large polar oceans.

One may also ask, what would happen if the Earth stopped spinning for 42 seconds?

Assuming that the earth stops suddenly for 42 seconds and then starts spinning again at its normal speed, here’s what would happen: 1. If the earth stops spinning suddenly, the atmosphere will continue to spin. This means very high speed winds, i.e., approximately 1,670 Km/hr which is earth’s rotational velocity.

What would happen if the Earth’s core stopped spinning?

— Since Earth rotation as you go to the poles, people very near the poles may survive. — The spinning iron core in the center of the Earth would stop too. Without the spin, Earth’s protective magnetic field would be gone too. The Sun radioactive rays would automatically kill anything left.

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