Scientists are eager to uncover the red planet’s new secrets, with the largest earthquake in Mars’ history making it easier for researchers.
According to the details, an earthquake of magnitude 4.7 occurred on Mars in May last year, which lasted for 4 hours continuously, and released 5 times more energy than the earthquake recorded in the past on Mars.
Mapping seismic activity on Mars will help scientists understand when and how to build infrastructure to ensure the safety of future explorers. The earthquake revealed new layers.
The largest earthquake ever found on the Red Planet has revealed the presence of layers in the Martian crust that could testify to a past collision of Mars with a large object, among them meteorites.
Past statistics and research findings may also reveal new findings. Research conducted at the University of California, Los Angeles. In Geophysical Research Letters, two papers were published in which the research on the earthquake was published while the earthquake was named Mars Kok.
The earthquake, which lasted for more than four hours, released five times the energy of all previous earthquakes and was powerful enough to send full seismic waves around the planet’s orbit. According to experts, this phenomenon was observed for the first time on Mars.