P1.16-Seismic Waves

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  • Created on: 15-01-17 16:37

P1.16 Seismic Waves

Fault Lines

  • The surface of earth is made of several plates of rock with faults between them
  • The plates are always drifting and they can push or grind against one another
  • Pressure builds and an abrupt slip along the fault lines can occur = earthquake

Seismic Waves

An earthquake send out shock waves called seismic waves

  • P Waves - Travel very fast, and can…


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