Powerful earthquakes to ravage Earth in 2018 as planet’s rotation temporarily slows
The world is entering a period of higher seismic activity this year that will bring more earthquakes with it, scientists have predicted.
While that’s undoubtedly bad news for those living within affected areas, the ability to accurately predict when and where earthquakes will occur is growing all the time.
This prediction comes from the fact that the Earth is currently experiencing a periodic slowdown of its rotation.
Historically, these slowdowns have coincided with peak times for earthquakes and seismic activity.
“So far we have only had about six severe earthquakes [in 2017]. We could easily have 20-a-year starting in 2018,” said Dr Roger Bilham from the University of Colorado.
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