QUAKE WARNING: Earth to be rocked by YEAR of devastating earthquakes - and this is why | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


QUAKE WARNING: Earth to be rocked by YEAR of devastating earthquakes - and this is why

The speed of Earth’s rotation fluctuates extremely mildly – extending or decreasing the length of a day by a millisecond – but this tiny deceleration could have devastating consequences.

Scientists have warned if the rotation slows it could lead to more major earthquakes.

Research from Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado in Boulder and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana in Missoula looked at earthquakes with a magnitude higher than seven since 1900.

The duo found five years since the turn of the 20th century where there were significantly more 7.0 earthquakes – all of which were years that earth’s rotation speed had slowed down slightly.

Prof Bilham told the observer: “In these periods, there were between 25 to 30 intense earthquakes a year.

“The rest of the time the average figure was around 15 major earthquakes a year.”

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