Magnetic North Shifting Statistics

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Magnetic Shifting StatisticsData
Miles the magnetic north shifts towards Russia each year40 Miles
Average number of times the polarity reverses 12 million years51
Average time span of a "superchron" (a period with no reversal)450,000 years
A complete polarity reversal is known as a Laschamp event
Years passed since the last Laschamp event41,000 years
Length of time the last complete magnetic reversal lasted440 years
Number of years the actual change of polarity lasted250 years
Number of polarity intervals over the last 83 million years184
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Sources: Geomagnetic Polarity Time Scale
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: April 7, 2017

Magnetic North Shifting Statistics

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