Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.9 MOLUCCA SEA
Monday, January 21, 2013 at 04:28:13 UTC

Theoretical P-wave Travel Times

This map shows the predicted (theoretical) travel times, in minutes, of the compressional (P) wave from the earthquake location to points around the globe. The travel times are computed using the spherically-symmetric IASP91 reference earth velocity model. The heavy black lines shown are the approximate distances to the P-wave shadow zone (103 to 140 degrees).

Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times
City Distance
(degrees)
Travel Time
(min:secs)
Arrival Time
UTC
Phase
Agana, Guam 24.00 5:07.4 3:21:56.4P
Tokyo, Japan 38.27 7:12.6 3:24:01.6P
Brisbane, Australia 38.42 7:13.8 3:24:02.8P
Beijing, China 40.58 7:31.7 3:24:20.7P
Kathmandu, Nepal 46.85 8:22.0 3:25:11.0P
Wellington, New Zealand 60.9510:04.9 3:26:53.9P
Honolulu, Hawaii 78.3511:51.9 3:28:40.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 87.8812:40.9 3:29:29.9P
Nairobi, Kenya 87.8912:41.0 3:29:30.0P
Moscow, Russia 88.4412:43.5 3:29:32.5P
Bergen, Norway 104.2413:55.0 3:30:44.0Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 105.3513:60.0 3:30:49.0Pdiff
Rome, Italy 106.5114:05.1 3:30:54.1Pdiff
San Francisco, California 108.0114:11.8 3:31:00.8Pdiff
London, England 111.0714:25.4 3:31:14.4Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 111.9514:29.3 3:31:18.3Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 112.2514:30.6 3:31:19.6Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 117.3314:53.1 3:31:42.1Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 119.8615:04.4 3:31:53.4Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 120.9015:09.0 3:31:58.0Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 123.4815:20.5 3:32:09.5Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 126.1515:32.3 3:32:21.3Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 130.0115:49.4 3:32:38.4Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 131.4315:55.7 3:32:44.7Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 131.9115:57.9 3:32:46.9Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 132.9216:02.3 3:32:51.3Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 133.9516:06.9 3:32:55.9Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 134.8216:10.8 3:32:59.8Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 135.6516:14.5 3:33:03.5Pdiff
New York, New York 136.1816:16.8 3:33:05.8Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 136.4216:17.9 3:33:06.9Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 136.5816:18.6 3:33:07.6Pdiff
Miami, Florida 144.9716:55.8 3:33:44.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 155.2019:45.1 3:36:34.1PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 158.8819:50.0 3:36:39.0PKPdf

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