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## How do you calculate seismic waves?

The velocity of the wave is determined by the physical properties of the material through which it propagates. In the case of a vibrating string, c2 = F/ρ where F is the string tension force and ρ is the density.

### What is the wavelength of a seismic wave?

The wavelength (λ) is the distance between two adjacent points on the wave that have similar displacements, one wavelength is the distance between successive crest. Amplitude (A) of the wave is the maximum displacement of the particle motions, or the height of the ripple crest.

#### What is the formula of P wave and S wave?

P Wave And S Wave Formula

P wave | α 2 = λ + 2 μ ρ |
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S wave | β 2 = μ ρ |

**How do you calculate seismic velocity?**

The rate at which a seismic wave travels through a medium, that is, distance divided by traveltime. Seismic velocity can be determined from vertical seismic profiles or from velocity analysis of seismic data.

**What is the order of seismic waves?**

In what order do the three types of of seismic waves arrive at a seismograph? P waves would arrive first because they travel the fastest, followed by S waves and then surface waves.

## How is trigonometry used in seismology?

Trig is used in seismology to calculate the Vertical and Horizontal distances traveled by seismic waves.

### How does each seismic wave move?

Seismic waves move outward in all directions away from their source. Each type of seismic wave travels at different speeds in different materials. All seismic waves travel through rock, but not all travel through liquid or gas. Geologists study seismic waves to learn about earthquakes and the Earth’s interior.

#### What is a seismic wave frequency?

Seismic waves are waves of elastic energy, such as that transmitted by P-waves and S-waves, in the frequency range of approximately 1 to 100 Hz. Seismic energy is studied by scientists to interpret the composition, fluid content, extent and geometry of rocks in the subsurface.

**How do seismic waves move?**

There are several different kinds of seismic waves, and they all move in different ways. The two main types of waves are body waves and surface waves. Body waves can travel through the Earth’s inner layers, but surface waves can only move along the surface of the planet like ripples on water.

**What is seismic interval velocity?**

1. n. [Geophysics] The velocity, typically P-wave velocity, of a specific layer or layers of rock, symbolized by vint and commonly calculated from acoustic logs or from the change in stacking velocity between seismic events on a common midpoint gather.

## What is the fastest seismic wave?

GCSE Physics – Seismic Waves#75

### What causes seismic waves?

Types Of Seismic Activity. Earthquake is caused due to tectonic plate shifts as shown in the above diagram.

#### What are the 2 main types of seismic waves?

– P- Waves (Primary waves) – S- Waves (Secondary waves) – L- Waves (Surface waves) – Rayleigh waves.

**What are seismic waves used for?**

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