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Seismology on Mars

Anderson, D. L. and Miller, W. F. and Latham, G. V. and Nakamura, Y. and Toksoz, M. N. and Dainty, A. M. and Duennebier, F. K. and Lazarewicz, A. R. and Kovach, R. L. and Knight, T. C. D. (1977) Seismology on Mars. Transactions - American Geophysical Union, 58 (8). p. 828. ISSN 0002-8606. doi:10.1029/EO058i008p00681.

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A three-axis short period seismometer has been operating on the surface of Mars in the Utopia Planitia region since September 4, 1976. During the first five months of operation approx. 640 hours of high quality data, uncontaminated by Lander or wind noise, have been obtained. The detection threshold is estimated to be magnitude 3 to about 200 km and about 6.5 for the planet as a whole. No large events have been seen during this period indicating that Mars is less seismically active than Earth.

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Official Citation:Anonymous (1977), Abstracts [IAGA/IAMAP Meeting, 1977], Eos Trans. AGU, 58(8), 681–832, doi:10.1029/EO058i008p00681
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