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Department
Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering
Course
GEOL 106
Professor
David Alan Hanes
Semester
Winter

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Read ch 3: Tsunamis Seismic Waves -How do we find the focus of the earthquake? In other words, how far away is the earthquake?  First we need to know what seismic waves are and how they behave -Recall GEOL 104 -Seismic energy waves radiate out from the focus of an earthquake as body waves -Some body wave motion gets transferred into surface wave motion when the body waves reach the surface -Types of surface waves:  Love waves: move perpendicular to the direction of energy movement  Rayleigh waves: move in circular motion -Types of body waves:  P-Waves: push-pull (compression and rarefaction)  S-Waves: She
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