Climate Change Glossary - Terms & Definitions

Climate Change Glossary - Terms & Definitions

Seismic Waves - The waves which are generated during an earthquake are known as seismic waves. They are classified into 3 types:

ā€‹1. Primary or Longitudinal waves are also known as P-Waves: These are longitudinal waves analogous to the sound waves. / Ether element 
2. Secondary or Transverse Waves are also known as S-Waves: These are transversal waves analogous to the light waves / Fire Element
3. Surface or Long-period Waves are also known as L-Waves: They originate when ā€˜Pā€™ wave hits the surface.


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