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primary wave

An earthquake wave in which rock particles vibrate parallel to the direction of wave travel. Primary waves can travel through both solids and liquids. Also called P wave. See Note at earthquake.
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Recently, Blackwell signed a $50 million deal with Primary Wave Music Publishing, a boutique New York music company, the latest in a string of high-profile transactions reflecting how streaming has boosted the value of music catalogues.
Rodriguez severed ties with APA and Primary Wave Entertainment.
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Since an earthquake creates two waves, the benign primary wave can be detected and converted into public warning by censors before the arrival of the damaging secondary waves, carrying the earthquakes' destructive force.
That, in turn, enables those systems to detect an earthquake's primary wave in time to send out an alert before its damaging surface and subsurface waves arrive.
Division 7 (non-spinnaker) saw a win for Mid Wicket (David Kinsey) from Magic (Chris Manion), third going to John Conroy's Star Ferry, while in Division 8 (non-spinnaker) Primary Wave, skippered by Stephen McGrath, won a closely fought race for line and handicap honours from Tempus Fugt (Ian Forbes).
To do this, the app captures initial energy from the tremor, the so-called P wave or primary wave, which rarely itself causes damage.
The app captures the initial energy from the tremor, the so-called "P wave" or primary wave, which rarely itself causes damage.
JetBlue and Goodie Mob have partnered with the group's management team at Primary Wave Music to provide some Goodie fans with special access to this show and an opportunity to meet the group.
Primary Wave Media is another company powering mobile push messaging efforts.
And there'll be plenty of games to keep early adopters busy, according to the launch release schedule, with the likes of Wipeout 2048, Uncharted: Golden Abyss and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 all featuring in the primary wave of games, which will be available for purchase from day one.