Sound and seismic waves were slow and the flare of atomic explosions couldn't be seen here.
In the process of breaking, vibrations called “seismic waves” are generated.
Sound and seismic waves were slow, and the flare of atomic explosions couldn't be seen here.
The Santa Cruz mountains suffered little damage from the seismic waves, even though they were close to the epicenter.
The magnitude of an earthquake, usually expressed by the Richter Scale, is a measure of the amplitude of the seismic waves.
an elastic shock wave that travels through the earth, as from an earthquake or explosion; also, one of four distinct waves generated by an earthquake
Note: Seismic waves travel through the Earth and can be detected far from their source.
Note: Most of our knowledge of the Earth's interior comes from studying seismic waves.
Note: The measurement of seismic waves is also important in detecting underground nuclear tests.