Is Earth gravitational forces being put out of whack due mining & drilling & being placed elsewhwere?

Oil and gas are being pumped out of the ground at a rate we’ve never seen before and being displaced into the atmosphere IE. Airplanes, Ships spewing their exhausts and minerals being mined and going to other parts of the world from their origins? Would all this movement of resources have an effect on the gravitational forces of Earth?

4 Responses to “Is Earth gravitational forces being put out of whack due mining & drilling & being placed elsewhwere?”

  1. Andrew C Says:

    Magnetic variation and even polar reversals has been occurring for billions of years (religion excluded). The earths magnetic field is thought to be generated at the earth’s iron core so mining and drilling would have no effect as it would be impossible to do these activities at such depth and pressures.

  2. Stephen W Says:

    No, it isn’t significant enough. Remember we’re only at the very surface of the Earth, the very vast majority of the Earth’s mass is in it’s core.

  3. intrepid Says:

    No, considering the mass of the Earth, the drilling is negligible. Fear not, you are safe.

  4. erin lynn Says:

    I don’t know about minning and stuff, but I was watching this program about the Three Gorges Dam in China. Scientists have calculated that (when completed) it will be so large it will alter the Earths rotation on it’s axis (very small effect but nevertheless pretty cool!).