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# What is the driving force which causes the Earth's axis to wobble in its rotation?

Updated: 8/11/2023

Wiki User

7y ago

It amounts to 0.7 arcseconds (about 15 meters on the Earth's surface) and has a period of 433 days.

Guido Larkin

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1y ago

Wiki User

14y ago

if you are talking about earthquakes then its all about tectonic plates. The force of two plates get to much so one of the plates slide under the other forming an earthquake.

Wiki User

11y ago

i believe it is based of the pull of the earth to the moon on gravity which is why the earth does not wobble as much if you know what i mean.

Wiki User

8y ago

It is simply that the Earth, while orbiting round the Sun, has a bit of a wobble. It is this wobble that causes the tilting on its axis, so causing the seasons.

Wiki User

7y ago

The precession of Earth's axis is caused by the gravitational pull of the Moon, and to a lesser extent, of the Sun.

Wiki User

13y ago

it causes the seasons.

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