How are seismic waves in the Earth like a drop of water falling into a pool?
Exploration of how an earthquake is LIKE ripples on/in water. Dr. Geophysics guides you through the simple physics of potential energy and energy release.
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Earthquake compared to drop of water falling into a pool Potential energy (Mass x gravity x height ) of water and Earth compared Compression waves travel through water and Earth Potential energy of rock due to incompressibility and rigidity Potential energy converted to potential energy = earthquake