Friday, March 1, 2013

Experience your own earthquake

Open up the YouTube page.  Enter 'do the harlem shake' and wait.

Spoiler Alert!

First you get a slight buzz of the P-waves.  These are direct compression waves and travel very fast in the rock.  Then you get the S-waves!  The shaking here is so severe, you must be on soft soil, so you get basin waves which prolong the shaking.  :)

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