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Scientists are about to test a devastating hypothesis: 2018 will suffer a lot of big earthquakes

Akshat Rathi
Scientists are about to test a devastating hypothesis: 2018 will suffer a lot of big earthquakes

Every so often, the Earth’s rotation slows by a few milliseconds per day. This is inconsequential to the average human, and causes only mild annoyance to the people whose job it is to measure Earth’s rotation with great precision. That may be about to change, if the hypothesis set out by two geologists proves true.…