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Seismic Waves

(waves broadcast from earthquakes)

Seismic Waves are the waves consisting of the propagation of the deformations of an earthquake. Their study (Seismology) has been a key to what is known about the Earth's internal structure.

By analogy, the term is used for similar waves in other bodies: planets, Moons and stars (Asteroseismology, and in the case of the Sun, Helioseismology).


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