Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.3 PAPUA, INDONESIA
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 at 13:26:17 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 16.91 3:53.812:18:38.8Pn
Brisbane, Australia 28.39 5:50.912:20:35.9P
Tokyo, Japan 37.93 7:13.912:21:58.9P
Beijing, China 46.87 8:26.512:23:11.4P
Wellington, New Zealand 50.44 8:53.912:23:38.9P
Kathmandu, Nepal 59.46 9:59.112:24:44.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 66.3410:45.012:25:30.0P
Anchorage, Alaska 83.2712:22.912:27:07.9P
Seattle, Washington 97.8313:31.512:28:16.5P
Moscow, Russia 98.2413:33.312:28:18.3P
San Francisco, California 98.4913:34.412:28:19.4Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 101.8413:49.312:28:34.3Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 102.1613:50.712:28:35.7Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 107.3314:13.712:28:58.7Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 108.1214:17.212:29:02.2Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 111.4414:31.912:29:16.9Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 111.4614:32.012:29:17.0Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 112.2114:35.312:29:20.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 117.6614:59.512:29:44.5Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 117.9015:00.612:29:45.6Pdiff
Rome, Italy 118.0015:01.012:29:46.0Pdiff
London, England 120.2615:11.112:29:56.1Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 121.0015:14.312:29:59.3Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 121.2415:15.412:30:00.4Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 122.6715:21.712:30:06.7Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 127.5215:43.312:30:28.3Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 127.6315:43.812:30:28.8Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 131.2415:59.812:30:44.8Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 131.3716:00.312:30:45.3Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 131.6616:01.712:30:46.7Pdiff
New York, New York 131.8016:02.312:30:47.3Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 132.1716:03.912:30:48.9Pdiff
Miami, Florida 136.0016:20.912:31:05.9Pdiff
Lima, Peru 141.6116:45.812:31:30.8Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 150.8919:43.712:34:28.7PKPdf

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