# Name the three types of earthquake waves.

Name the three types of earthquake waves.

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1. sunshine52577oyeor9 says:

Explanation:

There are three basic types of seismic waves – P-waves, S-waves and surface waves.

2. JustinLaucirica says:

The correct option is:

Wave A can travel through liquids but Wave B cannot travel through liquids.

Explanation:

As the diagram is not given in the question, I've attached it below so it makes sense

First we need to identify each waves, for that we need to know how to read a seismograph.

The first waves at A is a primary waves or compressional waves. They can travel through solid,liquid and gas and has a higher speed than secondary or surface ways.

The second wave at point B is Secondary wave. These are shear waves and can only pass through solids.

The third wave at C are surface waves which can only travel through the crust.

Seeing these characteristics, 2nd statements is correct.

$[TG.05] The diagram below shows three types of earthquake waves, labeled A, B, and C at different ti$

3. Perdikaris says:

waves a and b are absorbed by liquid medium

Explanation:

4. lindseybug says:

The diagram below shows three types of earthquake waves, labeled A, B, and C at different time intervals. The statement that is correct about the three waves is Wave A and Wave B are absorbed by liquid medium. The answer is letter B.

5. itsgiovanna says:

Wave A can travel through liquids but Wave B cannot travel through liquids.

Explanation:

We need to identify the waves first:

On a seismograph, the first wave to arrive a Seismic station are the P waves. The Primary or P waves are the ones at A.

The waves at B are the secondary waves that arrives later at the station. These secondary waves or S waves are shear waves.

P waves are faster than S waves and they are the first waves picked on a Seismic station.

P waves can pass through any material be it solid, liquid or gas.

S waves are shear waves and only pass through solid medium. As liquids are not capable of shearing, they get cut off in liquid interphase.

Both S and P waves are elastic in nature. They are both body waves.

6. zozo9987 says:

Primary (P-Waves)
Secondary (S-Waves)
Surface waves