Going from slowest to fastest, rank the following seismic waves: (a) Rayleigh waves, (b) P-waves, (C) S-waves.

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Going from slowest to fastest, rank the following seismic waves: (a) Rayleigh waves, (b) P-waves, (C) S-waves.
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Avah Leonard
Answered 2022-08-06 Author has 21 answers
Because of its longitudinal motion in nature, P-waves are the fastest seismic waves, and next to them are the S-waves. On the other hand, the surface waves, Rayleigh and Love, are generally slower than the body waves. Because of its wave-like motion, Rayleigh waves spread out the most which makes them the slowest seismic waves. Thus, we can rank the seismic waves from slowest to fastest as:
1. Rayleigh waves
2. Love waves
3.S-waves
4. P-waves
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