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Flashcards in Seismic Wave Quiz Deck (15):
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P stands for

Primary

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S stands for

Secondary

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Fastest wave

P

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Second fastest wave

S

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Slowest waves

Surface

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P waves pass through

Solids and liquids (also gasses)

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S waves pass through

Solids ONLY

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Surfaces waves travel

Only at the surface of the Earth

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Focus

The underground origin of an earthquake

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Epicenter

The site at the surface of the Earth directly above the focus

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Waves that start at the focus

P and S

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Waves that start that the epicenter

Surface Only

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These waves push and pull back and forth in the direction of the energy

P waves

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These waves move rock side to side as the energy travels in a straight line

S Waves

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These waves cause rock to move in a looping pattern

Surface Waves