Which type of wave is a secondary wave?

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S waves

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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Any wave has two directions: the up and down direction (primary wave) and the side to side direction (secondary wave).

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