Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.7 FIJI REGION
Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 01:29:28 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
Brisbane, Australia 22.73 5:02.015:33:29.0P
Wellington, New Zealand 23.84 5:13.415:33:40.4P
Agana, Guam 42.83 7:57.915:36:24.9P
Honolulu, Hawaii 46.72 8:29.015:36:56.0P
Tokyo, Japan 62.4510:23.415:38:50.4P
Beijing, China 78.8812:03.515:40:30.5P
San Francisco, California 80.3012:11.215:40:38.2P
Los Angeles, California 81.4512:17.415:40:44.4P
Anchorage, Alaska 83.1612:26.315:40:53.3P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 84.9712:35.515:41:02.5P
Seattle, Washington 85.5712:38.515:41:05.5P
Phoenix, Arizona 85.8312:39.815:41:06.8P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 90.6213:02.615:41:29.6P
Mexico City, Mexico 91.8013:08.015:41:35.0P
Golden, Colorado 93.3013:14.915:41:41.9P
Brownsville, Texas 95.1813:23.515:41:50.5P
Kathmandu, Nepal 97.6713:34.715:42:01.7P
Wichita, Kansas 98.5713:38.815:42:05.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 103.0113:58.415:42:25.4Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 104.2114:03.815:42:30.8Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 104.3014:04.215:42:31.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 107.7414:19.515:42:46.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 110.3314:30.915:42:57.9Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 114.4814:49.415:43:16.4Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 115.5814:54.315:43:21.3Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 115.9714:56.015:43:23.0Pdiff
New York, New York 116.8714:60.015:43:27.0Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 119.0315:09.615:43:36.6Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 120.5315:16.215:43:43.2Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 122.0115:22.815:43:49.8Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 129.9315:58.015:44:25.0Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 134.8816:19.915:44:46.9Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 136.4016:26.715:44:53.7Pdiff
London, England 145.7319:38.315:48:05.3PKPbc
Rome, Italy 151.3619:48.615:48:15.6PKPdf

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