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seismic waves

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In geology, shock waves in solid rock generated by earthquakes or underground explosions. (See seismology.)

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Seismic waves travel through the Earth and can be detected far from their source.

notes for seismic waves

Most of our knowledge of the Earth's interior comes from studying seismic waves.

notes for seismic waves

The measurement of seismic waves is also important in detecting underground nuclear tests.
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