Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.3 EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Thursday, April 04, 2013 at 23:45:07 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 19.06 4:08.514:14:23.5P
Brisbane, Australia 22.50 4:44.314:14:59.3P
Tokyo, Japan 41.60 7:29.914:17:44.9P
Wellington, New Zealand 43.26 7:43.414:17:58.4P
Beijing, China 53.40 9:00.914:19:15.9P
Honolulu, Hawaii 60.12 9:48.214:20:03.2P
Kathmandu, Nepal 68.2010:40.914:20:55.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 82.2212:00.914:22:15.9P
San Francisco, California 93.6612:55.714:23:10.7P
Seattle, Washington 94.3912:59.114:23:14.1P
Los Angeles, California 96.8413:10.114:23:25.1P
Phoenix, Arizona 101.9813:32.914:23:47.9Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 103.5813:40.014:23:55.0Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 105.5113:48.614:24:03.6Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 106.3913:52.514:24:07.5Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 107.0513:55.414:24:10.4Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 110.1414:09.214:24:24.2Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 113.4414:23.814:24:38.8Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 114.1014:26.714:24:41.7Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 114.7414:29.614:24:44.6Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 115.1414:31.314:24:46.3Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 118.2014:44.914:24:59.9Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 118.6214:46.814:25:01.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 123.3215:07.714:25:22.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 125.5715:17.614:25:32.6Pdiff
Rome, Italy 125.9415:19.314:25:34.3Pdiff
London, England 126.8115:23.214:25:38.2Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 128.0715:28.714:25:43.7Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 128.8215:32.114:25:47.1Pdiff
New York, New York 129.1815:33.714:25:48.7Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 129.8715:36.714:25:51.7Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 130.0815:37.714:25:52.7Pdiff
Miami, Florida 130.4815:39.514:25:54.5Pdiff
Lima, Peru 132.6215:49.014:26:04.0Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 145.0319:14.514:29:29.5PKPbc

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