body wave

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body wave

[′bäd·ē ‚wāv]
(geophysics)
A seismic wave that travels within the earth, as distinguished from one that travels along the surface.
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Hypocentral locations of the aftershocks were determined with the help of computer code HYPO71PC (Lee, 1990) using body wave data recorded by local seismic network.
Using Quick Epicentre Determination (QED) location and Jeffreys and Bullen (1958) travel time tables, the teleseismic body wave data were appropriately windowed for one minute starting 10s before P-wave arrival or S-wave arrival.
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)).
The advantage of surface waves is that, unlike body waves, their propagation is not affected by the properties of the mantle and lower crust.