What is a P-wave shadow zone?

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Michael Fink

The region that extends from 103º to 143º from the epicenter of an earthquake and is marked by the absence of P waves. The P-wave shadow zone is due to the refraction of seismic waves in the liquid outer core.

P and S waves travel in all directions from the epicentre of an earthquake outwards

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