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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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Source characteristics of these earthquakes were studied using the teleseismic body waves recorded at the IRIS Global Seismographic Network.
Keywords: Barkhan; Earthquake; Sulaiman ranges; Source parameters; Teleseismic body waves; Focal mechanism solutions; Seismic moment
Working with the Melbourne sound artist Malcolm Riddich, she transformed these sounds of aftershocks and chaos into a soundscape called Body Waves.
As a result, an explosion tends initially to radiate mostly compressional or P (for primary, since P waves arrive at seismic stations before other body waves) body waves, which produce an upward and outward motion at the earth's surface.
The seismic waves produced by earthquakes include body waves which travel through the earth and surface waves which travel across it.
This is because the underlying geology of the two regions is quite different, and the body waves -- seismic signals that travel down through the mantle and crust -- are affected by this geology.