Upsurge in big earthquakes predicted for 2018

No of intense earthquakes worldwide are likely to increase in 2018. Variations (periodic slowing) in earth’s rotational speed could trigger intense seismic activity, particularly in heavily populated tropical regions where a billion people live. A change of milliseconds, measurable by atomic clocks, can lead to release of vast underground energy, caused by change in behavior of earth’s core.

Scientists studying records of over a century,found that earthquakes over magnitude 7 increased to 25-30 annually (from a normal average of 15), mainly about the equator, after every periodical slowdown of earth’s rotation. This happens the year after earth’s rotation slows down for 5 years.

Earth’s present slow down began 4 years ago, and mother earth can be said to give a five year warning.

 

Link :https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/nov/18/2018-set-to-be-year-of-big-earthquakes