Two main types of seismic waves exist: body waves and surface waves. Body waves include P waves or primary waves and S waves or secondary waves. Surface waves include Love waves and Rayleigh waves. More »

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Seismic waves occur from actions within the Earth's core, including breaking and splitting rocks, explosions and volcanic eruptions. Seismic waves occur on land and in the ocean; they exist in two primary forms — surface... More »

The three types of seismic waves are primary waves, secondary waves and surface waves. Seismic waves can cause earthquakes and have destructive capability. Primary and secondary waves are known as body waves, and these w... More »

The three types of seismic waves are primary waves, secondary waves and surface waves. Seismic waves can cause earthquakes and have destructive capability. Primary and secondary waves are known as body waves, and these w... More »

According to the University of Southern California, the two types of ocean currents are surface currents, also know as surface circulation, and deep water currents also called thermohaline circulation. These currents mak... More »

The three types of earthquake waves are primary waves, secondary waves and surface waves. Primary waves are referred to as P waves, and secondary waves are called S waves. P waves and S waves move past Earth's crust, whi... More »

Three types of mechanical waves are transverse waves, longitudinal waves and surface waves. Mechanical waves are different from electromagnetic waves in that they can't propagate in a vacuum; they need a physical medium,... More »