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Types of Seismic Waves
This set of animations, accompanied by an audio narrative, shows the four types of wave motion seen in an earthquake: P waves, S waves, Love waves, and Rayleigh waves. A brief written narrative and a set of study questions are also included.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Visualization - scientific
  • Audio:
    • Sound
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geophysics
Technical requirements:
QuickTime plug-in
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright and other restrictions information are unknown.
DLESE Catalog ID: DLESE-000-000-008-834
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:

Contact: Dr Bala Maheswaran
College of Engineering
Northeastern University