*characteristic of LOVE waves..*
-travel along the surface of the earth from the point directly above the epicenter.
-travel only through the lithosphere that cause ripples on the surface.
-most damaging type.
*characteristic of RAYLEIGH waves..*
-travel along the free surface of an elastic solid such as the earth.
-spread out most in time,producing a long wave duration on seismographs. :)
-longitudinal waves.-the particle vibrate parallel to the direction where the wave is travelling.
-can travel through solids,liquids and gas..
-the particles vibrate perpendicular to the direction where the wave is travelling.
-slower than p-waves
-can travel through solids only :)