Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.0 FIJI REGION
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 13:53:57 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 26.11 4:58.423:02:01.4P
Brisbane, Australia 29.66 5:29.523:02:32.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 41.74 7:10.623:04:13.6P
Agana, Guam 47.42 7:54.823:04:57.8P
Tokyo, Japan 65.38 9:59.823:07:02.8P
San Francisco, California 74.3310:53.623:07:56.6P
Los Angeles, California 75.1410:58.223:08:01.2P
Phoenix, Arizona 79.3411:21.223:08:24.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 79.9911:24.623:08:27.6P
Seattle, Washington 80.2811:26.223:08:29.2P
Beijing, China 82.7911:39.123:08:42.1P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 83.8611:44.523:08:47.5P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 84.1111:45.723:08:48.7P
Mexico City, Mexico 84.6211:48.323:08:51.3P
Golden, Colorado 87.0311:59.823:09:02.8P
Brownsville, Texas 88.1612:05.123:09:08.1P
Wichita, Kansas 92.0612:23.223:09:26.2P
Lima, Peru 96.5212:43.423:09:46.4P
St. Louis, Missouri 97.6712:48.523:09:51.5Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 98.2912:51.223:09:54.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 101.0213:03.323:10:06.3Pdiff
Miami, Florida 103.1913:13.023:10:16.0Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 103.4913:14.323:10:17.3Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 107.8713:33.723:10:36.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 109.3913:40.523:10:43.5Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 109.4113:40.623:10:43.6Pdiff
New York, New York 110.3513:44.823:10:47.8Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 112.6213:54.823:10:57.8Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 114.3014:02.323:11:05.3Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 114.7314:04.223:11:07.2Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 132.0515:21.123:12:24.1Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 135.5915:36.823:12:39.8Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 142.0316:05.423:13:08.4Pdiff
London, England 144.4716:16.223:13:19.2Pdiff
Rome, Italy 152.7719:01.823:16:04.8PKPdf

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