Warm Up 11/1. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of S waves? a. They cannot be transmitted through water or air. b. They shake particles at right angles to the direction the waves travel. c. They travel more slowly than P waves.
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a. They cannot be transmitted through water or air.
b. They shake particles at right angles to the direction the waves travel.
c. They travel more slowly than P waves.
d. They temporarily change the volume of material by compression and expansion.
a. richtergramc. seismogram
b. seismographd. magnitude
a. measurement of the amplitude of the surface wave
b. calculation of the earthquake magnitude
c. arrival times of P and S waves
d. intensity of the earthquake
Answers: 1) d. 2) c. 3) c.
Destruction from Earthquakes
Chapter 8, Section 3
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