Shallow seismic activity and young thrust faults on the Moon

  title={Shallow seismic activity and young thrust faults on the Moon},
  author={T. Watters and R. Weber and G. Collins and I. Howley and N. Schmerr and C. Johnson},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
  • T. Watters, R. Weber, +3 authors C. Johnson
  • Published 2019
  • Geology
  • Nature Geoscience
  • The discovery of young thrust faults on the Moon is evidence of recent tectonic activity, but how recent is unknown. Seismometers at four Apollo landing sites recorded 28 shallow moonquakes between 1969 and 1977. Some of these shallow quakes could be associated with activity on the young faults. However, the epicentre locations of these quakes are poorly constrained. Here we present more-accurate estimates of the epicentre locations, based on an algorithm for sparse seismic networks. We found… CONTINUE READING
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