Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.6 SERAM, INDONESIA
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 16:22:39 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 24.16 5:09.3 5:22:10.3P
Brisbane, Australia 34.04 6:37.0 5:23:38.0P
Tokyo, Japan 40.75 7:33.7 5:24:34.7P
Beijing, China 44.49 8:04.0 5:25:05.0P
Kathmandu, Nepal 51.15 8:55.4 5:25:56.4P
Wellington, New Zealand 56.56 9:34.9 5:26:35.9P
Honolulu, Hawaii 77.1511:45.8 5:28:46.8P
Anchorage, Alaska 89.6212:49.6 5:29:50.6P
Nairobi, Kenya 90.5312:53.8 5:29:54.8P
Moscow, Russia 92.8313:04.5 5:30:05.5P
Seattle, Washington 106.2214:04.4 5:31:05.4Pdiff
San Francisco, California 108.1014:12.7 5:31:13.7Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 108.3014:13.6 5:31:14.6Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 108.5514:14.7 5:31:15.7Pdiff
Rome, Italy 110.8614:25.0 5:31:26.0Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 112.1014:30.5 5:31:31.5Pdiff
London, England 115.4614:45.4 5:31:46.4Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 117.2514:53.3 5:31:54.3Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 120.4615:07.6 5:32:08.6Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 121.0815:10.3 5:32:11.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 125.0615:28.0 5:32:29.0Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 126.8615:36.0 5:32:37.0Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 131.1015:54.8 5:32:55.8Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 131.5815:56.9 5:32:57.9Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 131.9115:58.4 5:32:59.4Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 133.7116:06.4 5:33:07.4Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 135.9716:16.4 5:33:17.4Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 136.5916:19.2 5:33:20.2Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 138.0716:25.7 5:33:26.7Pdiff
New York, New York 138.3316:26.9 5:33:27.9Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 138.4316:27.4 5:33:28.4Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 138.4616:27.5 5:33:28.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 145.5419:29.1 5:36:30.1PKPbc
Lima, Peru 151.0719:39.4 5:36:40.4PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 160.1419:52.1 5:36:53.1PKPdf

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