Geology Final Review Exam 3

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_______ have the highest velocities.

Answer:
a)  Secondary waves
b)  Surface waves
c)  Refracted S waves
d)  Primary waves
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Question: _______ have the highest velocities.
Answer:
Secondary waves
Surface waves
Refracted S waves
Primary waves