NASA records the largest earthquake on Mars ever on Mars

NASA records the largest earthquake on Mars ever on Mars

NASA recorded what is being described as the largest earthquake on Mars, dubbed the 'Monster Earthquake'.
According to foreign media, the magnitude of the earthquake is estimated to be 5 magnitude and it was recorded on May 4, 2022. The most powerful earthquake previously recorded was with a magnitude of 4.2 magnitude, on August 25, 2021.

NASA InSight wrote on Twitter: "After more than three years of hearing the 'soft rumble' of Mars, I just felt my biggest 'earthquake' to date: it looks like a magnitude 5. My team is studying the data for it. learn more. "Science rewards patience!"

The quake was recorded when InSight was sent to Mars with a highly sensitive seismometer, provided by the French National Center d'Études Spatiales (CNES), to study the planet's deep interior.
A magnitude 5 earthquake is a medium-sized earthquake compared to those felt on Earth, but it is close to the upper limit of what scientists hoped to see on Mars during the InSight mission.

"Ever since we lowered our seismometer in December 2018, we've been waiting for the 'big one,'" said Bruce Banerdt, chief InSight investigator at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California, who is leading the mission.
"This earthquake will surely provide a better view of the planet. "Scientists will analyze this data to learn new things about Mars for years to come."