Experts have shown that the magnetic north pole is moving.
The North Pole was identified by James Clark Ross on the Boothia Peninsula in Canada’s Nunavut territory in 1831. Since then scientists have been carefully measuring its location ever since.
However, in recent years, it’s been moving closer and closer to Siberia at a surprisingly rapid pace.
From 1999 to 2005, Earth’s magnetic north pole went from shifting 15 kilometers at most each year to as much as 70km in a year.
Now, researchers from U.K. believe they have found the reason for this mysterious movement: Two large magnetic forces are positioned near Earth’s core.
The scientists found that the Earth’s magnetic field is generated by molten iron in its outer core.
The flow of this liquid iron can influence the location of the planet’s magnetic poles.
The when liquid flows in a certain direction the magnetic Pole moves.