# If the earth is really moving 1670 km/h then why aren't we flying away?

So, if the earth is moving so fast then why aren't we flying away like we do in a merry go round?

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• Simple words - we never experienced that force cause we were born on this earth and grew up here.
We can only feel things when a change is happening,
Since before our birth the earth was spinning, we never came into experience that force.
IN your case of merry go round, your initial speed is zero and then it increases and you are thrown out, but when you reach a constant velocity you are not experiencing such force to that extent.
Apart from it the force you are talking about is angular velocity and angular momentum... And it depends largely upon the the distance from the center of body or the center of rotation.
For example - try shutting a door from the edge where the handle of door is located and again try shutting it from the opposite side of handle. Where it is attached to the wall... Where does it consumes more force, just like that on earths surface we are on Wall it will take earth to rotate 10X times faster to send trees flying to Mars.
+ gravity is continually pulling us and we have a very small mass as compared to earth..
So conclusion is there are lot of forces! You cannot execute them in an equation, but you have the result that we are stuck on this planet

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• thanks for MHO