High-budget Hollywood disaster flicks love to make up weird natural phenomena to vaguely explain why a bunch of crazy catastrophes are about to threaten the very existence of mankind, but they're almost always complete bunk. Now, a new study featuring actual science suggests that 2018 could see a spike in huge earthquakes around the globe, and it's thanks to the Earth's rotation slowing down.
The research, which was presented in a paper by scientists at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the University of Montana at Missoula, focuses on historic earthquake trends and seems to draw a pretty strong link between periods of slower Earth rotation and rashes of major quakes.
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Scientists warn of huge earthquakes in 2018 due to Earth’s slowing rotation originally appeared on BGR.com on Mon, 20 Nov 2017 at 10:41:07 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.