# How fast does earth rotate near the equator?

Circumference of Earth is 40075 kilometers.

40075/24=1669.7 kilometers per hour.

Since Earth rotates once every 24 hours, the speed at the equator is 1669.7 km/h. The actual rotation time is 23 hours, 56 minutes, and 4 seconds. I used the standard 24-hour rotation period for my calculation.

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In the vicinity of the equator, the Earth rotates at a speed of roughly 1670 km/h (1037 mi/h).

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