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If You Dug From New Jersey, Through the Center of the Earth, Where Would You End Up?

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It’s impossible to imagine that a child with a yard and a shovel hasn’t attempted to dig to China. There are obvious limitations, both physically and technologically, but let’s say we could do it. Where would we end up?

Approximately 71 percent of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, so the odds are that no matter where you dug from, you would end up in the middle of the ocean somewhere. New Jersey is no exception.

The trip would be a science fiction adventure straight out of a Jules Verne novel, but assuming it could be done, the Jersey Shore’s antipodal point (the point diametrically opposite us on the globe) is an area of the Indian Ocean south and east of the Australian continent, roughly 700 miles from the large Western Australia city of Perth.

Interesting in seeing the antipodes of somewhere else? The website antipodemap.com has it all set for you.

Check out the maps below to see the antipodal point of Brick Township:


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The Indian Ocean, 700 miles southeast of Perth, Australia:


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