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describe an 's' wave
they are the fastest moving wave and vibrate 'in the direction of travel'
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descibe a 'p' wave
they are slower than s waves and vibrate at 'right angles to the direction of travel'
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describe an 'L' wave
they are the slowest wave, but cause the most damage as they have a large ampltitude and travel along the earth's surface
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what are seismometres?
instruments that measure and record motions in the ground
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which wave cant travel through liquids?
s waves
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can p waves travel through liquids?
yes but they slow down
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what does 'transmission time' depend on?
density, compressibility and rigidity of rocks
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descibe a 'p' wave

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they are slower than s waves and vibrate at 'right angles to the direction of travel'

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describe an 'L' wave

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what are seismometres?

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which wave cant travel through liquids?

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Luke44125

s wave and p wave look the wrong way around

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