Seismic effects from major basin formations on the moon and mercury

  title={Seismic effects from major basin formations on the moon and mercury},
  author={Peter H. Schultz and Donald E. Gault},
  journal={The moon},
Grooved and hilly terrains occur at the antipode of major basins on the Moon (Imbrium, Orientale) and Mercury (Caloris). Such terrains may represent extensive landslides and surface disruption produced by impact-generatedP-waves and antipodal convergence of surface waves. Order-of-magnitude calculations for an Imbrium-size impact (1034 erg) on the Moon indicateP-wave-induced surface displacements of 10 m at the basin antipode that would arrive prior to secondary ejecta. Comparable surface waves… 
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