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What type of waves produce earthquakes?

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Waves dont create earthquakes, earthquakes create waves

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Earthquakes produce seismic waves.



Earthquakes produce seismic waves that travel through the Earth.


Complete question would help, but yes earthquakes do produce shock waves.


they all have to do with waves like seismic waves and surface wave. Also underwater earthquakes cause tsunamis and usually volcanoes produce earthquakes when they are about to erupt


Love waves are the most strongest type of Earthquakes.



Seismic waves Tidal waves or tsunamis. They would also create shock waves.



Earthquakes are comprised of both Transverse (S) and Compression (P) waves. S waves wiggle side to side, P waves press and distend in the direction of propagation.


The surface waves (composed in turn of the Rayleigh and Love waves) are the slowest seismic waves.



Subduction Zones and Transform faults can produce Earthquakes.



The waves produced by earthquakes are called seismic waves.


Rayleigh waves (which are a type of surface wave) produce the largest amplitude and so most severe ground movements during earthquakes.Surface waves produce the most severe ground movements. They produce movements similar to waves in the water, where the water's particles move in a pattern that is almost circular. Surface waves can make the ground roll like ocean waves or shake buildings from side to side. They move more slowly then P waves or S waves.



No. While hurricanes produce large waves they do not produce tsunamis. Tsunamis are triggered by underwater earthquakes or landslides.


P-waves or primary waves have the highest velocity in earthquakes!!!!!!



A seismologist is a type of geophysicist who specialises in studying earthquakes and how the seismic waves they produce move through the earth. If you are interested in becoming a seismologist you should have a focus on mathematics and physics.e


Love and Rayleigh waves which are collectively known as surface waves cause the most damage during earthquakes.


Volcanoes release lava, ash and poisonous clouds. Earthquakes produce shock waves and cause buildings to collapse and tsunamis to occur.


A seismic wave travels through the Earth's layers, after a volcano, explosion, or earthquake. Transverse, compressional, longitude, and shear waves are all types of seismic waves after earthquakes.


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