Intuitively if the Earth were to rotate fast enough from west to east, the average sea level would be noticeably higher on the west edge of the oceans. Does Earth's rotation cause this effect in reality?
I ask as in Bill Bryson's book 'A Short History of Nearly Everything' on p.334 ch.18, he says
The Pacific is about a foot and a half [~46cm] higher along its western edge - a consequence of the centrifugal force created by the Earth's spin.
No source is mentioned in the notes section and I found no exact source with a Google search. The closest I found was
This is the change in sea level from 1993 to I assume 2019 (when the article was last updated). The data shows an increase in sea level on the Pacific's west side (and not the east side) but of course this is not exactly what Bryson stated in his book. Maybe there has been a mix up?