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# Seismic waves that shear rock side to side are called?

Updated: 8/9/2023

Takanorilover

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seismic waves

actually the correct answer is S waves. trust me if you put seismic waves it will be wrong

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S waves or Seismic waves.

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s waves and p waves

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s waves

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### What direction do seismic waves move?

S waves shear rock back and forth as they travel through it.

### What are the properties of p and s waves?

P waves: move rock back and forth between a squeezed position, stretched position as they travel through it, travel through solids liquids and gases, fastest seismic waves, always travel ahead of other seismic waves, first seismic waves to be detected S waves: shear rock back and forth as they travel through it, can be deformed from side to side, when rock springs back from being deformed Swaves are created, second fastest seismic waves, shearing stretches parts of rock sideways from other parts Hope this hellped:-)

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### When rock is energy builds up in it Seismic waves occur as this energy is?

when rock is -----, energy builds up in it. Seismic waves occur as thisenergy is--. the answer is plastically deformed increased

### How does a seismic wave relate to an earthquake?

Seismic waves are the waves of energy caused by the sudden breaking of rock within the earth or an explotion.

### What is the medium for the seismic waves?

Rock, fluids, and metals in the Earth.

### What are waves of energy released by movements of rock under the earth's surface?

These are known as seismic waves.

### What are the seismic waves of the Earth's crust?

Rock under stress breaks at the focus, releasing energy and vibrations called seismic waves, which travel away from the focus, through Earth's interior, and across the surface. The three types of seismic waves are: Primary waves: The first to arrive at seismographs Secondary waves: The second to arrive at seismographs Surface waves: The last and most severe to arrive at seismographs

### Which travels faster P waves or S waves?

p waves because they move rock back and forth which squeezes and strecthes the rock as they travel through the rock. s waves shear rock side to side as they travel through the rock

### Why does a seismic waves travel faster through solid rock than through water?

Seismic waves travels faster through solid rock than water because their speed depends on the density and composition of material that they pass through.Solid rock is denser than water, hence the energy from seismic waves transfer faster through solid rock than in water.

### What is released when rock moves along a fault?

Seismic waves are released when rock moves along a fault. These waves are the ones that cause earthquakes.