Lunar Seismic Shakemap

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Shallow moonquakes, like earthquakes, are expected to cause significant ground motion as seismic wave radiate outward from the source. This seismic shakemap shows the expected round motion for a slip event on a thrust fault (red line) associated with the Mandel’shtam scarp. The shakemap showing peak vertical acceleration for a moonquake of magnitude 6.36 Mw hypocenter at a depth of 350 m. Shades of blue, green, and white indicate areas where shaking is strong.  The regional topography is shown by the white contour lines (500 m contour interval). University of Maryland/Smithsonian

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