Consider the following statements:
  1. All natural earthquakes take place in the lithosphere.
  2. Earthquake waves are basically of three types — body waves, core waves and surface waves
Which of the above statement(s) is/ are correct?
a)Only 1
b)Only 2
c)Both 1 & 2
d)None of the above
Correct answer is option 'C'. Can you explain this answer?

UPSC Question

By bharani kumar · 4 weeks ago ·UPSC
2 Answers
ALINA ALEX answered Feb 28, 2019
Explanation: All natural earthquakes take place in the lithosphere. Earthquake waves are basically of two types — body waves and surface waves. Body waves are generated due to the release of energy at the focus and move in all directions travelling through the body of the earth.

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