2 p and s waves from an earthquake travel at different speeds and this
2. P and S waves from an earthquake travel at different speeds, and this difference helps locate the earth-quake epicenter. Assuming typical speeds of 8.5 km/h and 5.5 km/h for P and S waves, respectively, how far away did the earthquake occur if a particular seismic station detects the arrival of these two types of waves 1.7 min apart?
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