US scientists have just forecast that in 2018 continuous strong earthquakes will threaten the lives of more than 1 billion people due to the slower rotation of the Earth.
A group of scientists has presented research files to the US Geological Society (GSA), recommending that the number of earthquakes in the world devastate will double next year as the Earth turns slower .
The link between the rotation of the Earth and has been emphasized by two professors Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado and Rebecca Bendick of the University of Montana at the annual meeting of the American Geological Society, according to The Guardian.
Changes in the Earth's rotation may involve releasing large amounts of underground energy. Earth's movement gradually slowed down in the last 4 years.
Earth's period of slow rotation often comes in intervals of five years.(Illustration).
Bilham said: 'The correlation between earthquake and activity warns that there will be a sharp increase in the number of earthquakes next year.'
Two professors Bilham and Bendick, who have studied more than 7.0 richter matches, have been around since 1900. They realized that every 32 years, the frequency of earthquakes increased dramatically. Bilham said: 'During these periods, there were 25 to 30 strong earthquakes each year'.
Scientist Bilham told The Guardian: 'We warn people that instead of the world averaging about 15-20 major earthquakes a year, in 2018 we can see 25-30 dynamic battles. land".
Scientists also stressed that it is difficult to predict how earthquakes work - even though Professor Bilham said they found that most strong earthquakes will often occur in areas near roads. Equator and affect about 1 billion people living in tropical climates on Earth.
Every change in the Earth's rotation speed is very small, affecting only millisecond levels and making the long-term change of the day difficult to see, but these small changes start a seismic shake that release a large amount of energy below the ground.
Mr. Bilham's essay reads: " The rotation of the Earth and seismic activity are strongly correlated, which suggests that there is an increase in the number of major earthquakes next year. The rotation of the Left Fruit soil changes slightly, sometimes only one millisecond in a day, which can only be measured accurately by atomic clocks. "
Earth's period of slow rotation often comes in intervals of five years. Scientists found that when the Earth slowed down over the last century, they often followed with periods of large earthquakes. The frightening fact is that we are at the end of one of those slow 5-year periods.