Danger of Earthquakes' 'Four-Leaf Clover' Shockwaves

Danger of Earthquakes' 'Four-Leaf Clover' Shockwaves
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Geologists have measured a devastating 'four-leaf clover' pattern of earthquake shockwaves in greater detail than ever before – and the resulting findings could be crucial in making our buildings and cities more resistant to large quakes in the future.

This four-pronged pattern has been analyzed before, but never in as much depth as this. The team behind the new study is hoping that it might remove some of the mystery surrounding how earthquake shockwaves spread out across different frequencies.

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