>>>A lot of digital clocks are synchronized based on the frequency of the electrical grid. It the eruption knocked that out if wack it could mess up clocks.
Explain the watches running fast also mentioned in the article...
posted on 07/13/2011 12:18:50 PM PDT
by Keith in Iowa
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To: Keith in Iowa
Actually a lot of clocks and watches use a quartz crystal to keep time:
maybe the magnetic fields or some other interference is messing up the frequency the crystals vibrate?
posted on 07/13/2011 12:24:08 PM PDT
To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...
Thanks FrogMom for the question and ping, thanks Keith in Iowa for the thought in message 7.
posted on 07/13/2011 6:40:28 PM PDT
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