Stable Earth - P1h

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What are the properties of P-waves?
They are longitudinal, can travel through both solids and liquids at about 5km/s. The vibrations of the wave are in the same direction as the wave itself.
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How can you reduce the risk of sunburn and developing skin cancer?
You can stay out of the midday sun, keep your skin covered, always use sunscreen and avoid/limit the use of sun beds.
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What do earthquakes produce?
Earthquakes produce shock waves (seismic waves) that can damage infrastructure and cause tsunamis. They are detected and measured using seismometers.
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Why is the ozone layer important?
Ozone is a natural gas, high in the atmosphere, that prevents too many harmful ultraviolet rays reaching Earth. In the southern hemisphere a hole in the ozone layer has been found, causing an increase in cases of skin cancer.
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What are the properties of S-waves?
They are transverse and can travel through only solids at approximately 3km/s. The vibrations of the wave are always at 90° to the direction of the wave.
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How can you reduce the risk of sunburn and developing skin cancer?

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You can stay out of the midday sun, keep your skin covered, always use sunscreen and avoid/limit the use of sun beds.

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What do earthquakes produce?

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Why is the ozone layer important?

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What are the properties of S-waves?

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