Earthquakes produce shockwaves called seismic waves. These waves can be detected using seismographs. Some seismic waves are surface waves, while others can travel through the Earth.
Which type of seismic waves are transverse waves?
Which type of seismic wave travels the slowest?
Which type of seismic wave causes the most damage?
What do seismic P waves travel through?
Solids and liquids
The diagram below shows the path of which type of seismic wave through the Earth?
What is the name of the region of the Earth indicated here?
If P waves travel at a speed of 8 km/s and S waves travel at a speed of 3 km/s, calculate the time lag between the arrival of P and S waves at a seismometer that is 500 km away.
What causes seismic waves to travel in curved paths?
What is the result of a greater distance between the earthquake and the seismometer?
A greater time lag between the arrival of P and S waves
A smaller time lag between the arrival of P and S waves
No effect on the time lag between P and S waves
What evidence do we have that the Earth has a liquid core?
Refraction of seismic waves
The S wave shadow zone
The time lag between P and S waves