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Surface waves are subdivided into 2 types, the Love waves and the Rayleigh waves.
Body waves are subdivided also into 2 types, the P-waves (Primary) and the S-waves (Secondary).
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Earthquakes generate three types of seismic waves: P (primary) waves, S (secondary) waves and surface waves, which arrive at seismic recording stations one after another. Both P and S waves penetrate the interior of the Earth while surface waves do not. Due to this, P and S waves are known as "body waves".
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The two main types of Sesmic waves are Body waves and Surface waves
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