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Seismic Waves and Shadow Zones

Use your seismic wave and shadow zone notes to answer the questions
below. You may also use page 322 in the textbook.
1. What are the three types of seismic waves produced during an
earthquake?
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2. Describe how the different types of seismic waves affect the rocks
through which they travel.
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3. What type of wave is shown traveling through the core? Explain why this
is the only wave type shown in the core.
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4. What happens to P-waves when they strike the inner core?
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5. What are the P-wave and S-wave shadow zones?
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6. Why have scientists reasoned that Earths outer core is liquid?
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