Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.4 MOLUCCA SEA
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 20:34:50 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 21.54 4:44.519:38:57.5P
Tokyo, Japan 36.18 6:57.119:41:10.1P
Brisbane, Australia 38.32 7:15.219:41:28.2P
Beijing, China 39.43 7:24.519:41:37.5P
Kathmandu, Nepal 47.40 8:28.619:42:41.6P
Wellington, New Zealand 60.8710:06.819:44:19.8P
Honolulu, Hawaii 75.9911:41.219:45:54.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 85.5912:32.419:46:45.4P
Moscow, Russia 88.2512:45.319:46:58.3P
Nairobi, Kenya 89.8612:52.819:47:05.8P
Seattle, Washington 102.9213:51.819:48:04.8Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 103.7013:55.319:48:08.3Pdiff
San Francisco, California 105.5414:03.419:48:16.4Pdiff
Rome, Italy 106.8114:09.119:48:22.1Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 109.7814:22.319:48:35.2Pdiff
London, England 110.8214:26.919:48:39.9Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 113.3614:38.219:48:51.2Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 114.8614:44.819:48:57.8Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 117.4114:56.119:49:09.1Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 118.4315:00.619:49:13.6Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 121.1815:12.919:49:25.9Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 123.7115:24.119:49:37.1Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 127.6215:41.519:49:54.5Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 129.3215:49.019:50:02.0Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 129.4415:49.519:50:02.5Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 130.4915:54.219:50:07.2Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 131.9816:00.819:50:13.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 132.4416:02.919:50:15.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 133.5916:08.019:50:21.0Pdiff
New York, New York 134.0316:09.919:50:22.9Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 134.2416:10.919:50:23.9Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 134.3516:11.319:50:24.3Pdiff
Miami, Florida 142.5316:47.719:51:00.6Pdiff
Lima, Peru 154.2119:46.419:53:59.4PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 156.5619:49.719:54:02.7PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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