Consider the following statements:

  1. Time difference in the arrival of P- waves and S-waves increases with increasing distance from the epicentre
  2. Hypocentre is the point on the surface of the earth that is directly above the epicentre

    Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

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