marsquake

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Mars +‎ quake, after the pattern of earthquake.

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marsquake (plural marsquakes)

  1. A quake on the planet Mars, perhaps caused by land tides or volcanic eruptions.
    • 2003, Cliff Frohlich, Scott D Davis, Texas Earthquakes
      It recorded several impulsive signals that might have been marsquakes...

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