Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes

QUIZ # 5 - Answer the following questions:

24. What are seismic waves?

25. How many types of seismic waves do we know?
26. How many types of body waves?
26. Which of the two body waves will produce the greater damage?
27. What is a seismograph?
28. What is a seismogram?
29. Which wave arrives first to the seismograph?
30. Which wave arrives last to the seismograph?
31. What is the SP interval?
32. What does the SP interval tell us?
33. What would the amplitude of the S wave tell us?
34. How does the triangulation method work?


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