"The correlation between Earth's rotation and quake activity is strong and suggests there is going to be an increase in numbers of intense earthquakes next year", Bilhamtold the Observer in October. The team behind the study believes that variations on the world's rotation speed could result in the release of massive amounts of underground energy that will trigger the earthquakes.
Research by Roger Bilham, of the University of Colorado, and Rebecca Bendick, of the University of Montana in Missoula, suggest that Earth could experience devastating earthquakes next year because of a slowing of the planet's rotation, The Observer reported.
Researchers who have publishedGeophysical Research letters, according to Guardian and Science, have analyzed earthquakes above seven degrees that have occurred on earth since 1990. 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.
Occasionally, the Earth slows down its rotation, causing the length of a day to decrease slightly, until its rotation picks up again. The change would never be noticeable to anyone if not for the precise equipment scientists use to measure it, and it only affects the length of the day by milliseconds at most. Crucially, these periods were followed by periods when the numbers of intense earthquakes increased.
"It is straightforward; The Earth is offering us a five-year heads-up on future earthquakes". All it takes is a little nudge to upset the world's balance, and 2018 looks set to be a very unbalanced year indeed.
As per a new report, the 2018 earthquakes are going to be higher in magnitude, and the main reason behind it is the slowing of Earth's rotation.
According to the scientists, the expected earthquakes in 2018 will likely occur in tropical areas, near the equator.
They focused on earthquakes with a magnitude of at least 7.0, and pinpointed five occasions within the last century where there was a surge in the number of these severe earthquakes.
Earthquakes remain the most hard natural disaster to predict.
Every so often, Earth's rotation slows down or speeds up by a few microseconds. The last slowdown began four years ago.
Specifically, mantle in the Earth's core might stick to the crust during these slow period. You may end up cancelling all those plans as natural disaster across the globe will put up to 1 billion people at risk in 2018 and the next few years.
After nine games, he had 60 carries for 277 yards and two touchdowns, as well as 38 receptions for 494 yards and three touchdowns. Quarterback Drew Brees gave up a first-quarter interception and threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes.
Smith shared with the crowd the motto of the adoption-supportive Dave Thomas Foundation: "Unadoptable is Unacceptable". Across Oklahoma, there are thousands of children in the care of Child Protective Services (CPS) waiting for adoption.
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