Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.3 FIJI REGION
Friday, April 12, 2013 at 19:10:00 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 20.88 4:38.7 7:02:04.7P
Brisbane, Australia 28.54 5:51.8 7:03:17.8P
Honolulu, Hawaii 46.43 8:22.6 7:05:48.6P
Agana, Guam 51.93 9:04.7 7:06:30.7P
Tokyo, Japan 70.7511:12.1 7:08:38.1P
San Francisco, California 77.8611:53.5 7:09:19.5P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 77.9911:54.2 7:09:20.2P
Los Angeles, California 78.2311:55.5 7:09:21.5P
Phoenix, Arizona 82.1312:16.5 7:09:42.5P
Seattle, Washington 84.4312:28.3 7:09:54.3P
Anchorage, Alaska 85.3812:33.1 7:09:59.1P
Mexico City, Mexico 85.6912:34.6 7:10:00.6P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 86.8312:40.2 7:10:06.2P
Beijing, China 87.7612:44.7 7:10:10.7P
Brownsville, Texas 89.7712:54.2 7:10:20.2P
Golden, Colorado 90.0812:55.6 7:10:21.6P
Lima, Peru 93.8613:13.1 7:10:39.1P
Wichita, Kansas 94.7313:17.0 7:10:43.0P
St. Louis, Missouri 100.2513:41.7 7:11:07.7Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 101.6113:47.8 7:11:13.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 103.2413:55.0 7:11:21.0Pdiff
Miami, Florida 104.3013:59.7 7:11:25.7Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 107.0114:11.7 7:11:37.7Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 110.2414:26.1 7:11:52.1Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 111.8714:33.3 7:11:59.3Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 112.3814:35.6 7:12:01.6Pdiff
New York, New York 112.8814:37.8 7:12:03.8Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 114.7514:46.1 7:12:12.1Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 115.2814:48.5 7:12:14.5Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 117.2014:57.0 7:12:23.0Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 137.7916:28.4 7:13:54.4Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 140.4416:40.1 7:14:06.1Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 141.4316:44.5 7:14:10.5Pdiff
London, England 150.1819:42.1 7:17:08.1PKPdf
Rome, Italy 158.6819:54.4 7:17:20.4PKPdf

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