What are L-waves?


L-waves are seismic waves that cause a shaking or movement of the ground that moves in a pattern that resembles a snake's movement. The L wave is usually third to be measured by a seismograph (the instrument used to measure the severity of an earthquake). L-waves or 'Love waves' cause the most damage because they travel nearer to the Earths surface. You can find more information here: http://www.wwnorton.com/college/geo/earth2/glossary/l.htm
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L wave
an earthquake wave that travels around the earth's surface and is usually the third conspicuous wave to reach a seismograph.
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