Geologists predict the Earth could see about twice as many earthquakes next year.
That's because the world is turning a little slower than usual, and it's prompting the equator to shrink slightly.
A "skinny" equator makes the edges of tectonic plates squeeze together, so earthquakes happen faster.
You probably didn't notice, but the Earth is taking things a little slow right now.
Since 2011, our planet has been rotating at a pace a few thousandths of a second...