Scientists Predict more big Earthquakes in 2018 due to Earth's Rotation Slowing

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'The correlation between Earth's rotation and natural disaster activity is strong and suggests there is going to be an increase in numbers of intense earthquakes next year.

Bilham and Bendick analysed earthquakes of magnitude 7 and higher that occurred since 1900. They noticed that while most years, there were only around fifteen major earthquakes, there had also been five-year periods where the number of earthquakes had dramatically risen, which always occurred following a drop in the rotational speed of the planet.

When the earthquakes will strike could not be predicted, but the scientists discovered that most of the major earthquakes caused by the slower rotation of the Earth happened near the equator.

The rotation of the Earth can change by a few miliseconds a day.

Despite overwhelming prediction for the Nibiru planet hitting the earth, November 19 has passed off peacefully but now geoscientists have joined the chorus predicting numerous earthquakes in the year 2018 due to the slowing of the Earth's rotation.

"The year 2017 marks six years following a deceleration episode that commenced in 2011, suggesting that the world has now entered a period of enhanced global seismic productivity with a duration of at least five years", the abstract said.

Historically, it is common to see up to 15 to 20 large earthquakes per year. Scientists are blaming the spike in seismic activity on Earth's slowing rotation. "So far nobody's figured out why we're wrong, in my mind that's tantamount to saying, "so far, so right", Bendick said. With a new study predicting more earthquakes next year, people will have to rely on knowing what to do during and after earthquakes.

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Tropical countries would be at risk under this assumption, which has divided geologists and common people alike due to what it entails.

Changes in the speed of the Earth's rotation could reportedly spark powerful tremors worldwide that would be devastating.

As with many new findings in science, this story began with the data that supports the cyclical slowdown then speed up of Earth's rotation. "We have had it easy this year", the Guardian reported he said.

The researchers stressed that it is certainly hard to predict where the extra earthquakes will occur.

For context, seasonal changes like El Niño have been shown to affect the Earth's rotation, while massive earthquakes can cause shifts in the planet's axial tilt, according to NASA.

"They concentrate the shrinkage into the seismic zones where the earthquakes occur".

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