Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.5 JAVA, INDONESIA
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 13:14:03 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
Kathmandu, Nepal 39.49 7:18.321:10:09.3P
Agana, Guam 43.30 7:49.521:10:40.5P
Beijing, China 47.22 8:20.421:11:11.4P
Brisbane, Australia 49.15 8:35.221:11:26.2P
Tokyo, Japan 52.62 9:01.221:11:52.2P
Nairobi, Kenya 69.1710:53.221:13:44.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 69.7810:57.021:13:48.0P
Moscow, Russia 83.4412:13.821:15:04.8P
Rome, Italy 96.9413:17.321:16:08.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 98.0713:22.321:16:13.3Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 100.9413:35.121:16:26.1Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 102.4913:42.021:16:33.0Pdiff
London, England 105.1613:53.821:16:44.8Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 105.5213:55.421:16:46.4Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 121.9415:08.321:17:59.3Pdiff
San Francisco, California 126.2715:27.521:18:18.5Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 130.8515:47.921:18:38.9Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 135.7316:09.521:19:00.5Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 136.6616:13.721:19:04.7Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 137.0116:15.221:19:06.2Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 138.6816:22.621:19:13.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 141.2616:34.121:19:25.1Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 141.6316:35.721:19:26.7Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 142.3816:39.121:19:30.1Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 144.2816:47.521:19:38.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 144.8116:49.821:19:40.8Pdiff
New York, New York 145.9919:24.521:22:15.5PKPbc
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 146.7319:26.121:22:17.1PKPdf
Washington, D.C. 147.6919:27.721:22:18.8PKPdf
Knoxville, Tennessee 149.0019:29.921:22:20.9PKPdf
Brownsville, Texas 150.4419:32.321:22:23.3PKPdf
Mexico City, Mexico 152.3919:35.421:22:26.4PKPdf
Miami, Florida 160.0019:45.821:22:36.8PKPdf
Lima, Peru 161.2319:47.221:22:38.2PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 165.8819:51.821:22:42.8PKPdf

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver