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    Oct 27, 2014, 02:50 PM
    Is the denser the earth is the aster siesmic waves move true
    When a seismic wave goes through earth is it true that the denser in the earth the fater the wave goes
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    Oct 27, 2014, 03:36 PM
    That doesn't make sense, that the seismic wave will go further through denser material. It is the other way around. It slows up the seismic rush.
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    Oct 27, 2014, 05:48 PM
    I think they said faster not further but the answer holds true. Seismic energy passing through more dense materials must displace more mass than seismic waves passing through a less dense material. All other factors being equal, higher densities slow down the propagation of seismic waves.

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