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  • Diagram of different Earth waves.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Published 21 July 2007 Size: 170 KB Referencing Hub media

    Seismic waves are waves that travel through or over Earth. They are usually generated by movements of the Earth's tectonic plates (earthquakes) but may also be caused by explosions, volcanoes and landslides. They can tell us much about the Earth's structure.

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