Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.0 MOLUCCA SEA

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 20.42 4:31.720:04:00.7P
Tokyo, Japan 34.89 6:44.920:06:13.9P
Beijing, China 38.41 7:14.920:06:43.9P
Brisbane, Australia 38.89 7:18.820:06:47.8P
Kathmandu, Nepal 47.15 8:25.520:07:54.5P
Wellington, New Zealand 61.4110:09.320:09:38.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 75.0411:34.520:11:03.5P
Anchorage, Alaska 84.3012:24.620:11:53.6P
Moscow, Russia 87.6012:40.920:12:09.9P
Nairobi, Kenya 90.4412:54.220:12:23.2P
Seattle, Washington 101.6713:44.920:13:13.9Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 102.8913:50.420:13:19.4Pdiff
San Francisco, California 104.3613:56.920:13:25.9Pdiff
Rome, Italy 106.3814:05.920:13:34.9Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 108.6214:15.820:13:44.8Pdiff
London, England 110.1214:22.520:13:51.5Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 113.6914:38.320:14:07.3Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 114.4814:41.820:14:10.8Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 116.1714:49.320:14:18.3Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 117.2314:54.020:14:23.0Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 119.8815:05.820:14:34.8Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 122.4615:17.220:14:46.2Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 126.3515:34.520:15:03.5Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 128.0315:42.020:15:11.0Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 128.3015:43.220:15:12.2Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 129.4615:48.320:15:17.3Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 130.7015:53.820:15:22.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 131.1615:55.920:15:24.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 132.3116:00.920:15:29.9Pdiff
New York, New York 132.7416:02.920:15:31.9Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 132.9516:03.820:15:32.8Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 133.0516:04.220:15:33.2Pdiff
Miami, Florida 141.2916:40.820:16:09.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 154.1719:45.020:19:14.0PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 155.2719:46.620:19:15.6PKPdf

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