We could see twice as many big earthquakes next year, scientists warn — because the equator has shrunk
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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...

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