NASA’s InSight recorded a marsquake 5 times more powerful than previous record

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A Marsquake detected in May this year by NASA’s InSight lander was at least five times the size of the next largest seismic event recorded on the planet.

The quake occurred on May 4 and measured 4.7 on the Richter scale – five times more powerful than the earthquake InSight landerthe previous largest earthquake Mars back in August 2021, which was recorded at a magnitude of about 4.2. Another indication of the magnitude of the event is that InSight continued to detect waves from the record-breaking earthquake for about 10 hours, while the aftereffects of all previous Martian quakes had subsided within an hour.


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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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