body wave

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body wave

Seismology
A seismic wave that travels through the earth unrelated to boundary-surface earthquakes.

Sport medicine
See Stadium wave.
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Body Waves has accentuated the lower frequency harmonics to create music that goes beyond the auditory system to be felt in the body.
Often, seismologists can differentiate between earthquakes and explosions by comparing the magnitude of one type of body wave (m(b)) to the magnitude of one type of surface wave (M(s)).
Photo: Earthquakes can often be distinguished from explosions by comparing the magnitude of one surface wave to that of a body wave (which travels deep in the earth) generated by an event.
The advantage of surface waves is that, unlike body waves, their propagation is not affected by the properties of the mantle and lower crust.