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Hurricane Harvey pushed Houston’s crust down by 2 cm

When Harvey rained down 275 trillion pounds of water, it bent the very surface of the Earth. Image credits: Chris Milliner / Nevada Geodetic Laboratory. It’s sometimes hard to comprehend just how strong hurricanes can be. They bring ungodly winds and rainfall, they register on seismographs,...
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