taber accepted answer user Nov. 14, 2013, 4:04 p.m.
The waves from a nearby earthquake will only take seconds to minutes to reach you. Some waves do take hours to travel around the earth but those are too small to feel.
What you might not know is that the times listed on our website are in Universal Time (UTC), which is the time in Greenwich, England. Your local time is 11 hours ahead of that time (see your location on Time and Date.com or an explanation of UTC ) which I think might explain the time difference you mention.