Largest Marsquakes

  • News Headlineslargest marsquakes to date have been detected in the shadow zone 1

    Largest marsquakes to date have been detected in the shadow zone

    (ORDO NEWS) — One of the most intriguing features of Mars is the presence of earthquakes unlike those on Earth. Since the beginning of 2019, planetary scientists have been recording these “marsquakes” using the seismometer built into the InSight spacecraft. Now they have detected activity that points to two of the largest quakes ever recorded on Earth. These are earthquakes S0976a, magnitude 4.2, recorded on August 25, 2021, and S1000a,…

  • News Headlinestwo largest marsquakes known to science have been recorded on the far side of the planet

    2 largest marsquakes known to science have been recorded on the far side of the planet

    (ORDO NEWS) — A seismometer mounted on NASA‘s InSight lander has recorded two of the largest seismic events ever detected on the surface of Mars – a quake of magnitude 4.2 and a magnitude 4.1. These two quakes are the first recorded events of their kind to occur on the side of the planet opposite InSight’s location, and each of these events is about three times as intense as the…