Scientists from all over the world have come to this conclusion after studying the variations in the speed of Earth’s rotation.
The length of the day will be changed by a millisecond. This could trigger intense seismic activity mainly in heavily populated tropical regions, informs theGuardian.
Earth’s rotation began one of its periodic slowdowns more than four years ago.
Roger Bilham of the University of Colorado said: “The correlation between Earth’s rotation and earthquake activity is strong and suggests there is going to be an increase in numbers of intense earthquakes next year!”
About one billion people live in the Earth’s tropical regions.
More than 1.000 people dead this years in earthquakes.