Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.9 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 02:15:49 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
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Agana, Guam 20.21 4:31.8 2:20:20.8P
Brisbane, Australia 21.29 4:43.4 2:20:32.4P
Wellington, New Zealand 41.86 7:46.6 2:23:35.6P
Tokyo, Japan 42.77 7:53.9 2:23:42.9P
Beijing, China 54.79 9:26.2 2:25:15.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 59.7010:01.0 2:25:50.0P
Kathmandu, Nepal 69.6211:05.7 2:26:54.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 82.6912:20.0 2:28:09.0P
San Francisco, California 93.4513:11.8 2:29:00.8P
Seattle, Washington 94.4413:16.3 2:29:05.3P
Los Angeles, California 96.5413:25.8 2:29:14.8P
Phoenix, Arizona 101.6613:48.6 2:29:37.6Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 102.3713:51.8 2:29:40.8Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 106.1214:08.4 2:29:57.4Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 106.9014:11.8 2:30:00.8Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 106.9214:12.0 2:30:01.0Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 111.1114:30.5 2:30:19.5Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 113.2614:40.1 2:30:29.1Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 113.4314:40.9 2:30:29.9Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 114.6414:46.2 2:30:35.2Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 114.8314:47.1 2:30:36.1Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 118.5015:03.4 2:30:52.4Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 119.5115:07.8 2:30:56.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 123.1615:24.0 2:31:13.0Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 125.7715:35.6 2:31:24.6Pdiff
Rome, Italy 127.3815:42.8 2:31:31.8Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 128.0715:45.8 2:31:34.8Pdiff
London, England 128.1615:46.2 2:31:35.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 128.8715:49.4 2:31:38.4Pdiff
New York, New York 129.2715:51.1 2:31:40.1Pdiff
Miami, Florida 130.0615:54.7 2:31:43.7Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 130.1415:55.0 2:31:44.0Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 130.2615:55.5 2:31:44.5Pdiff
Lima, Peru 131.2816:00.1 2:31:49.1Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 144.4916:58.7 2:32:47.7Pdiff

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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