Seismic waves generally travel much shorter distances on the West Coast than on the East Coast because:

Seismic waves generally travel much shorter distances on the West Coast than on the East Coast because:

  • the soil composition is different in the two regions.
  • the earthquakes are of a greater intensity on the East Coast.
  • earthquakes are more frequent on the West Coast.
  • communities are better prepared for earthquakes on the West Coast.

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