Starquakes

Starquakes

The loudest events in the universe are starquakes. The largest ever recorded was in 2004, the star Magnetar SGR 1806-20 adjusted itself with the force equal to 22.7 on the Richter scale. It happened 50,000 light years away from Earth, but if it would have been 10 light years away, it would have caused a mass extinction of all animal and plant species on earth.

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