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What kind of wave is a seismic wave?


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Answered 2010-05-24 06:41:37

A seismic wave is a mechanical wave. It is mechanical energy. Seismic waves occur in the crust of the earth during an earthquake. The basic seismic waves are S-waves, P-waves, and L-waves, and they are discussed in related questions.

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