moonquake

noun
moon·​quake | \ ˈmün-ˌkwāk \

Definition of moonquake

: a seismic event on the moon

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The astronauts also left behind instruments to measure moonquakes. Marcia Dunn, The Seattle Times, "Mars revisited: NASA spacecraft days away from risky landing," 21 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of moonquake

1946, in the meaning defined above

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