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  1. In elastodynamics, Love waves are essentially horizontally polarized shear waves (SH waves) guided by an elastic layer, which is "welded" to an elastic half space on one side while bordering a vacuum on the other side

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  2. In seismology, Love waves (also named Q waves (Quer: german for lateral)) are surface seismic waves that cause horizontal shifting of the earth during an earthquake. A.E.H. Love predicted the existence of Love waves mathematically in 1911

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  3. the name comes from him (Chapter 11 from Love's book "Some problems of geodynamics", first published in 1911)

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  4. They form a distinct class, different from other types of seismic waves, such as P-waves and S-waves (both body waves), or Rayleigh waves (another type of surface wave)

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  5. travel with a slower velocity than P- or S- waves, but faster than Rayleigh waves

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