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Subject: Re: Speed of P waves
From: Dave Nelson dave.nelson@...............
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:14:26 +1100

Ahhhh but they didnt travel the 5,000 around the earth's surface
The P and S waves took a more direct path through the earth significantly 
  the path length  :)


At 11:28 AM 12/03/2011, you wrote:
>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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