This is an artistic representation of what a seismic wave would look like as it propagates through the inner layers of Mars.
Earth is not the only planet to produce seismic waves, the Moon and Mars do as well. While the first seismometer was laid down on the Moon fifty years ago, on Mars the first seismometer was laid down by the InSight mission late last year and was named the Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS).
The instrument was provided by the French space agency’s Centre National d’Études Spatiales (CNES) and detected its first earthquake on April 6, 2019. The monitoring service of the data coming from SEIS is by the Swiss research university ETH Zurich in Switzerland, which produced this really interesting explanatory video about how the earthquake of April 6 would have been perceived, comparing it with the earthquakes detected on the Moon:

Animation Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ETH Zurich/ Van Driel

Original animation in full definition:

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