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Decades ago, seismologists noticed that records from an earthquake changed once the event was a certain distance away, aproximately 105 o in terms of the angle between the quake and the seismograph at the center of the Earth. After such a distance, waves disappeared almost completely until the slow surface waves arrived. The area beyond 105 o forms what is called a SHADOW ZONE . At greater distances some P waves would arrive but no S waves. From this, researchers determined the Earth's core is fluid and moltne. This explains the lack of S waves in the shadow zone and the bending of P waves to form their own shadow zone.
This is just one example of how seismic tomographers used data concerning seismic waves to map the Earth's inside.

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