Vibrations that move through the ground carrying the energy released during an earthquake is called what?

1 Answer
Dec 15, 2017

Answer:

Vibrations that move through the ground carrying the energy released during an earthquake are called #seismic  waves.#

Explanation:

Here is what Science Daily says about seismic waves:
https://www.sciencedaily.com/terms/seismic_wave.htm

Seismic wave
A seismic wave is a wave that travels through the Earth, most often as the result of a tectonic earthquake, sometimes from an explosion.

There are two types of seismic wave
(body waves and surface waves)

1) Body waves (also have two types)
#color(white)(..)# Primary (P-waves)
#color(white) (..)# Secondary (S-waves)

2) Surface waves
Surface waves are analogous to water waves and travel just under the Earth's surface. They travel more slowly than body waves.

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Here's information about seismic waves from an on-line study guide
https://quizlet.com/8991765/science-earthquakes-flash-cards/

Seismic Wave:
⚡ Seismic waves are vibrations that travel through Earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake.

⚡ They carry energy from an earthquake away from the focus, through the Earth's interior and across the surface.

P Wave:
⌁ The first waves to arrive from the earthquake are "Primary Waves."

⌁They are seismic waves that compress and expand the ground
like an accordion.

⌁ They can move through solids & liquids.

S Waves:
⌁ After P Waves come the "Secondary Waves."

⌁ They are seismic waves that vibrate from side to side as well as
up and down.

⌁ They shake the ground back and forth.

⌁ They can't move through liquids, just solids.

Surface Waves:
⌁ When P and S waves reach the surface, some become surface waves.

⌁ They move more slowly then P & S waves, but produce severe ground movements.

⌁ They move the ground like ocean waves and shake buildings side to side.