Why are s waves slower than p waves?

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Keagan Breitenberg asked a question: Why are s waves slower than p waves?
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Date created: Wed, Oct 13, 2021 12:04 AM
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  • S-waves lag behind P-waves as they travel 1.7 times slower and can only pass through solid rock. However they do more damage because they’re bigger and shake the ground vertically and horizontally.

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