- Scientists warn Earth's magnetic North Pole has begun moving 'erratically New Zealand Herald
- Scientists warn Earth's magnetic North Pole has begun moving erratically at speeds of 50km a year Daily Mail
- North Magnetic Pole Shifts, Forcing a Navigation Update Fortune
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Earth's magnetic field is acting up — and nobody knows why.
Researchers say the magnetic North Pole is 'skittering' away from Canada, towards Siberia.
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EARTH'S magnetic North Pole is dramatically shifting by as much as 30 miles per year – and scientists have no idea why. Its mysterious motion has forced experts to issue an emergency update to maps used by GPS systems, which rely on the planet's magnetic poles to plan out travel routes for millions of Brits.
The magnetic poles are moving quickly, going away from Canada towards Siberia, yet geologists cannot determine why the change is so sudden and dramatic.