What does the speed of a seismic wave depend on?
The speed of a seismic wave depends on the kind of material the wave travels through. +++ In greater detail, the density of the medium: the more dense the rock the higher the speed. ...
How does the frequency of a sound wave affect the speed at which the sound wave moves?
Frequency and speed of propagation of the wave are independent of one another. The medium determines the speed of propagation. ...
Asked in Geology, Earthquakes
How the structure of earth's interior affects seismic wave speed and direction?
The structure of Earth's interior affects seismic wave speed and direction differently at different boundaries. As P waves enter the mantle, they pick up speed until they enter the core, where the wave paths are bent sharply. ...
What causes the speed of a seismic wave to change?
It all depends on the intensity that plates grind together with, if they grind with little force you don't get much of a seismic reaction; however if the collide with a great amount of force then there is more energy behind it causing a the powe and speed of a seismic wave to change. ...
What are the velocities of seismic waves?
Seismic waves are waves that travel through the Earth or other elastic body 2 to 8 kilometers The primary factor is the composition of the rock that the wave travels through. Secondarily, temperature tends to lower the wave speed and pressure tends to increase the wave speed. ...
Asked in Geology, Electronics Engineering, Earthquakes
What is the difference between a tsunami and a seismic sea wave?
seismic sea wave means that the wave is caused by seismic activity and tsunamis can also be cause by meteorite impact...which is not a seismic event ...
Which type of seismic wave is the first to arrive at a seismic station?
P-Waves are the fastest seismic wave and as such are the first to arrive at a given seismic station. ...
Asked in Earthquakes
Will a seismic wave travel faster or slower than a seismic wave traveling through a liquid?
You can't answer this question because you aren't giving the specific type of seismic waves. There is an s-wave a p-wave and an l-wave. Those are the basic waves. An S-wave cannot travel through a liquid at all. So, obviously it travels slower than any other seismic wave. It would travel faster because their speed depends on the density and composition of material that they pass through. ...