Consider the following statements:
- Time difference in the arrival of P- waves and S-waves increases with increasing distance from the epicentre
- Hypocentre is the point on the surface of the earth that is directly above the epicentre
Which of the above statements is/are correct?
Second statement is incorrect because the epicentre is the point on a planet’s surface that is directly above the hypocentre. Hypocentre is the point within the earth where the earthquake or rupture starts.
This question is a part of GKToday's Integrated IAS General Studies Module