Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.9 VANUATU
Friday, March 22, 2013 at 14:24:28 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
Brisbane, Australia 16.20 3:45.3 8:04:57.3Pn
Wellington, New Zealand 22.69 4:58.9 8:06:10.9P
Agana, Guam 39.87 7:30.7 8:08:42.7P
Honolulu, Hawaii 52.23 9:08.0 8:10:20.0P
Tokyo, Japan 60.8910:09.7 8:11:21.7P
Beijing, China 76.0911:44.7 8:12:56.7P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 85.2612:33.7 8:13:45.7P
San Francisco, California 86.3212:39.0 8:13:50.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 86.9012:41.8 8:13:53.8P
Los Angeles, California 87.7212:45.7 8:13:57.7P
Seattle, Washington 91.0513:01.3 8:14:13.3P
Phoenix, Arizona 92.2113:06.7 8:14:18.7P
Kathmandu, Nepal 92.7313:09.1 8:14:21.1P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 97.0013:28.5 8:14:40.5P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.5713:35.5 8:14:47.5Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 99.5013:39.6 8:14:51.6Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 101.8813:50.2 8:15:02.2Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 104.9414:03.8 8:15:15.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 108.5814:19.9 8:15:31.9Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 110.2614:27.4 8:15:39.4Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 110.5914:28.8 8:15:40.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 114.2514:45.1 8:15:57.1Pdiff
Miami, Florida 117.0814:57.7 8:16:09.7Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 120.8915:14.6 8:16:26.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 121.6615:18.0 8:16:30.0Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 122.3415:21.0 8:16:33.0Pdiff
New York, New York 123.2015:24.8 8:16:36.8Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 125.2715:34.0 8:16:46.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 126.6215:40.0 8:16:52.0Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 128.1015:46.6 8:16:58.6Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 128.1115:46.6 8:16:58.6Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 128.7515:49.4 8:17:01.4Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 137.1116:26.6 8:17:38.6Pdiff
London, England 146.5219:37.2 8:20:49.2PKPdf
Rome, Italy 149.4219:42.1 8:20:54.1PKPdf

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