Worldwide Earthquakes Predicted To Ravage The Planet In 2018 Because Earth’s Rotation Slowed Down
Two months ago, there was a reminder that California is overdue for a major cataclysmic earthquake after there was a swarm of small quakes. Now there’s a prediction that the Earth is entering a period of higher seismic activity which could mean massive and devastating earthquakes all over the planet. The reason for the quakes could be because of the Earth’s rotation slowing down.
About five years ago, scientists noticed that Earth’s rotation began to slow down. The slowing of the rotation isn’t noticeable by regular people and only changes the length of a day by a millisecond. However, there is a theory that the Earth’s rotation has a direct effect on the Earth’s core and consequently leads to more earthquakes.
In October, Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado in Boulder and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana in Missoula presented data suggesting that 2018 could have increased seismic activity around the world because of the slower rotation of the Earth. At the annual meeting of the Geological Society of America, the scientists released their paper that showed the scary correlation and found there was a 25-30% increase in the number of significant earthquakes associated with a slowdown in the Earth’s rotation.