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Moonquakes ("earthquakes" on the moon) do occur, but they happen less frequently and have smaller magnitudes than earthquakes on the Earth. It appears they are related to the tidal stresses associated with the varying distance between the Earth and Moon. They also occur at great depth, about halfway between the surface and the center of the moon.

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December 17, 1979
M 6.3, Bali – The earthquake was centered in the water between the islands of Lombok and Bali. Twenty-seven people were reported killed, 200 were reported injured, and… Read More

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