A moonquake is the moon equivalent of an earthquake. They tend to be less strong than earthquakes, but last longer.

Apollo astronauts placed seismometers on the Moon between 1969 and 1972 which sent information about the quakes back to Earth.

Other types of quakes include Marsquakes, Venusquakes and even Sunquakes!

If you’re interested in learning about Earthquakes, we’ve got lots of easy ideas including making your own seismometer!

Image of the moon at night

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