Largest Dam In The World China Built That Slowed Down The Earth Rotation (PHOTOS)

The Three Gorges Dam was not fully constructed by China until 2015. This hydroelectric power facility is the largest of its kind in the entire world. The dam’s enormous magnitude caused a temporary 0.06 microsecond delay in Earth’s rotation.

The major materials for building the dam were concrete and steel. The construction of the dam required 63 Eiffel Towers’ worth of steel (463,000 metric tonnes).






A staggering 27.3 million cubic meters of concrete were needed to construct the dam. According to estimates, 102.3 million cubic meters of earth had to be shifted in order to create room for the additional water. The basement’s distance from the concrete external wall is 594 feet (181 meters).

The dam reservoir has a width of 1.2 kilometers and a length of around 660 kilometers. The structure can hold 39 trillion kg of water. The dam’s enormous reservoir of water changed the planet’s moment of inertia. The Earth’s rotation slowed as a result.

NASA discovered that the Earth’s rotation was only impacted by 0.06 microseconds. Recent Chinese accomplishments include making an artificial moon and raising temperatures above the sun’s.


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