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When an earthquake occurs, s waves are the first seismic waves to arrive at a given location.?

Victoria Fowler

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Victoria Fowler on June 16, 2018

No. When an earthquake occurs, P waves are the first seismic waves to arrive at a particular place. The P waves have the ability to travel through solids and liquids (fluids), that is why it moves faster. S waves are secondary waves and can only travel through solids.


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