Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.5 FIJI REGION
Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 22:31:33 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
Wellington, New Zealand 24.80 4:40.010:11:38.0P
Brisbane, Australia 27.74 5:05.910:12:03.9P
Honolulu, Hawaii 43.41 7:15.610:14:13.6P
Agana, Guam 46.71 7:41.010:14:39.0P
Tokyo, Japan 65.19 9:49.010:16:47.0P
San Francisco, California 76.1810:53.810:17:51.8P
Los Angeles, California 77.0310:58.510:17:56.5P
Phoenix, Arizona 81.2411:20.810:18:18.8P
Anchorage, Alaska 81.3411:21.310:18:19.3P
Seattle, Washington 82.0311:24.810:18:22.8P
Beijing, China 82.3411:26.410:18:24.4P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 83.5011:32.210:18:30.2P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 86.0111:44.410:18:42.4P
Mexico City, Mexico 86.5111:46.710:18:44.7P
Golden, Colorado 88.9111:57.910:18:55.9P
Brownsville, Texas 90.0712:03.310:19:01.3P
Wichita, Kansas 93.9712:21.110:19:19.1P
Lima, Peru 97.8512:38.510:19:36.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 99.5812:46.110:19:44.1Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 100.1412:48.610:19:46.6Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 102.4312:58.810:19:56.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 102.9313:01.010:19:59.0Pdiff
Miami, Florida 105.0913:10.610:20:08.6Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 109.7813:31.410:20:29.4Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 111.2713:38.010:20:36.0Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 111.3213:38.310:20:36.3Pdiff
New York, New York 112.2613:42.410:20:40.4Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 114.5213:52.410:20:50.4Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 116.1813:59.810:20:57.8Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 116.5514:01.510:20:59.5Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 132.2115:11.010:22:09.0Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 136.5015:30.010:22:28.0Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 140.1315:46.110:22:44.1Pdiff
London, England 145.5218:38.310:25:36.3PKPdf
Rome, Italy 153.2018:50.710:25:48.7PKPdf

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