# The three types of waves. All three types of seismic wave are generated in an earthquake, and we can monitor them to find out about the nature of one. For example, by measuring the difference in arrival at a monitor between the fast P waves and slower S waves to find the location of an earthquake's focus. Hope this helps; let me.

## The three types of waves. Start studying The Three Types of Seismic Waves. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools.

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An example of longitudinal waves are sound waves. Longitudinal A transverse wave is one in which particles of the medium move perpendicular to to the direction in which the wave moves. This means if the waves are moving what appears to be left to right, the particles would appear to be moving up and down.

An example of transverse waves are ocean waves. Transverse For surface waves, particles move in a circular motion. Only the surface particles undergo this circular motion. The motion of the particles usually decrease as they move further away from the surface.

An example of surface waves are waves on the surface of the water or the ground during an earthquake. Surface -Particles move perpendicular to waves Transverse Waves -Move in linear motions Longitudinal Waves -Wave movement only occurs on surface particles Surface Waves -Wave movements occur in all particles -Describe wave movement types -Particles move parallel to waves -Sound waves are longitudinal -Seismic waves, which are created by earthquakes, are longitudinal.

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