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Subject: Speed of P waves
From: Bryan Mumford ng1@............
Date: Fri, 11 Mar 2011 16:28:39 -0800

If the waves took 12 minutes to travel 5,000 miles from Japan to 
California, that's 25,000 mph.

But I read that P waves travel only 5 to 8 kps.

How did the seismic waves get here so fast?


Bryan Mumford

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