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How much is the rate of seismic wave energy with distance?

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    Seimic Waves and Earth's Interior
    http://eqseis.geosc.psu.edu/~cammon/HTML/Classes/IntroQuakes/Notes/waves_and_interior.html
    At farther distances the amplitude of the seismic waves decreases as the energy released by the earthquake spreads throughout a larger volume of Earth. ...

    Virtual Earthquake - An Introduction
    http://www.sciencecourseware.com/virtualearthquake/VQuakeExecute.html
    Earthquakes occur because of a sudden release of stored energy. ... Strong seismic waves can cause great local damage and they can travel large distances. ... A seismic wave is simply a means of transferring energy from one spot to another ...

    Seismic Techniques
    http://www.geophysics.co.uk/mets3.html
    Seismic energy is provided by a source ('shot') located on the surface. ... Beyond a certain distance from the shot point, known as the cross-over distance, .... The continuous surface-wave method utilises a specific type of seismic wave, known ...

    Measuring the Size of an Earthquake
    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/topics/measure.php
    Oct 27, 2009 – The only limiting factor is how long the seismic waves take to travel from the epicenter to the ... His basic idea was quite simple: by knowing the distance from a ... effects of an earthquake: seismic moment and radiated energy. ...

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