Is the Pull of Gravity the Same All Over the Earth and How Much Less Do You Weigh off the Coast of India?

The pull of gravity is not quite the same everywhere on earth.

Although gravity is relatively the same everywhere, there are small variations.

These are due to differences in density in the earth’s mass.

Scientists have recently discovered, with the help of two earth-orbiting satellites, that the pull of gravity is slightly less off the coast of India.

They think this may be because of tectonic material left behind after the Indian subcontinent collided into the Eurasian tectonic plate millions of years ago.

If you weigh 100 pounds in the United States, these scientists think you’d weigh about 1 percent, or about 1 pound, less in India.

About Karen Hill

Karen Hill is a freelance writer, editor, and columnist. Born in New York, her work has appeared in the Examiner, Yahoo News, Buzzfeed, among others.

Leave a Comment