Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.1 MOLUCCA SEA
Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 09:42:34 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
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Agana, Guam 21.88 4:53.1 5:16:21.1P
Tokyo, Japan 36.26 7:03.3 5:18:31.3P
Brisbane, Australia 38.68 7:23.7 5:18:51.7P
Beijing, China 39.26 7:28.6 5:18:56.6P
Kathmandu, Nepal 46.98 8:31.1 5:19:59.1P
Wellington, New Zealand 61.2210:15.1 5:21:43.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 76.4011:49.7 5:23:17.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 85.7612:39.4 5:24:07.4P
Moscow, Russia 87.9312:50.0 5:24:18.0P
Nairobi, Kenya 89.3912:56.9 5:24:24.9P
Seattle, Washington 103.1713:59.2 5:25:27.2Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 103.4314:00.4 5:25:28.4Pdiff
San Francisco, California 105.8514:11.1 5:25:39.1Pdiff
Rome, Italy 106.4314:13.6 5:25:41.6Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 110.1114:30.0 5:25:58.0Pdiff
London, England 110.5114:31.8 5:25:59.8Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 113.4714:44.9 5:26:12.9Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 115.1814:52.5 5:26:20.5Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 117.6815:03.6 5:26:31.6Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 118.7315:08.3 5:26:36.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 121.3515:19.9 5:26:47.9Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 123.9715:31.5 5:26:59.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 127.8515:48.7 5:27:16.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 129.4215:55.7 5:27:23.7Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 129.7815:57.3 5:27:25.3Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 130.8816:02.2 5:27:30.2Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 132.0316:07.3 5:27:35.3Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 132.6616:10.1 5:27:38.1Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 133.6716:14.6 5:27:42.6Pdiff
New York, New York 134.1416:16.7 5:27:44.7Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 134.3716:17.7 5:27:45.7Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 134.4916:18.2 5:27:46.2Pdiff
Miami, Florida 142.7916:55.1 5:28:23.1Pdiff
Lima, Peru 154.6619:53.6 5:31:21.6PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 156.7519:56.5 5:31:24.5PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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