Friday, 15 December, 2017

Scientists Predict 2018 Will Be a Bad Year for Earthquakes. Here's Why

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Garry Little | 21 November, 2017, 00:28

In the paper, Bilham and Bemdirk monitored all of the earthquakes from the year 1900 up until today and noted the ones which had a magnitude higher than seven.

The correlation between Earth's angular deceleration and global seismic productivity is far more vivid increasing the seismicity by 5-6 years, exposing people to higher and unexpected earthquakes, they wrote.

Despite overwhelming prediction for the Nibiru planet hitting the earth, November 19 has passed off peacefully but now geoscientists have joined the chorus predicting numerous earthquakes in the year 2018 due to the slowing of the Earth's rotation.

The slowdown in rotation would start five to six years before the increase in the number of big 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.

Scientists predict that stronger earthquakes are in store for the planet because of a variation in the speed of the Earth's rotation, according to a new study presented last month at the annual meeting of the Geological Society of American.

It is hard to predict where these extra earthquakes will occur - although Bilham said they found that most of the intense earthquakes that responded to changes in day length seemed to occur near the equator. Major earthquakes have been well recorded for more than a century and that gives us a good record to study, ' said Roger Bilham from the University of Colorado.

"The inference is clear". "We have had it easy this year", the Guardian reported he said.

Changes in the speed of the Earth's rotation could reportedly spark powerful tremors worldwide that would be devastating. While in most years there is an average of just 15 such major shake-ups - already more than enough - there have been evenly spaced intervals in the past 117 years in which the annual total jumped to between 25 and 30. 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. On one hand, there is the first step towards a model of potential quake prediction, at least on a time basis. The thought is that the outer core can at times "stick" to the mantle, causing a disruption in its flow. The U.S. Space Agency NASA has showed that seasonal patterns such as El Niño have the capacity to change the Earth's rotation, while huge quakes can shift the planet's axial tilt.

"They concentrate the shrinkage into the seismic zones where the earthquakes occur".

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