What type of wave is secondary?

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Date created: Mon, Oct 25, 2021 9:02 PM
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S waves are called secondary waves because they always arrive after P waves at seismic recording stations. Unlike P waves, S waves can travel only through solid materials. After both P and S waves have moved through the body of Earth, they are followed by surface waves, which travel along Earth's surface.

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