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Researchers say: Moon wrinkles as it shrinks causing tons of moonquakes

R Sinduja

News Editor

Scientists just discovered that the moon is shrinking slowly over time, that causes wrinkles in its crust & moonquakes or lunar quakes. The moon is shrinking as its interior cools & as its surface is brittle, it breaks as the moon cools, forming thrust faults where one section of the crust is pushed up over a neighbouring part. Some of these quakes can be fairly strong around 5 on the Richter scale.