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What are S and P waves?
S waves are horizontally polarized waves that can only travel through solids. P waves are longitudinal waves that can travel through anything.
What are Love and Rayleigh waves?
These are surface waves that can be seen during an earthquake. They are very distructive.
What did the 1906 San Francisco earthquake measure on the richter scale?
7.8
What did the 1994 earthquake measure on the richter scale?
6.7
What is a seismic wave?
A seismic wave is a wave that travels through the earth most often as the result of a tectonic earthquake or explosion.