Palaeomagnetic data from central Pacific sediments and from the Hawaiian–Emperor volcanic chain indicate that, during the Tertiary, either the derived magnetic pole was located alternately on the far and near side of the geographical pole, or that the hotspot coordinate systems (thought to be fixed relative to the Earth's mantle) oscillated relative to the Earth's spin axis.
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Epp, D., Sager, W., Theyer, F. et al. Hotspot-spin axis motion or magnetic far-sided effect?. Nature 303, 318–320 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1038/303318a0
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