body wave


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body wave

n.
A seismic wave that travels through the earth rather than across its surface. Body waves usually have smaller amplitudes and shorter wavelengths than surface waves and travel at higher speeds.

bod′y wave`


n.
a hair permanent with little or no curl.
[1960–65]
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The underground test was recorded by the Australian Seismological Center and the Australian Geological Survey Organization as having a body wave magnitude of 5.
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)).
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The thrust of the panel's report was that the most recent analysis of surface wave data indicates that the body wave bias value presently used is too low, fortifying the view that the official estimates of Soviet yields are too high.