Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.0 MOLUCCA SEA
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 13:54:01 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
Agana, Guam 23.07 4:58.0 3:53:42.0P
Tokyo, Japan 37.05 7:01.3 3:55:45.3P
Brisbane, Australia 39.08 7:18.4 3:56:02.4P
Beijing, China 39.47 7:21.6 3:56:05.6P
Kathmandu, Nepal 46.36 8:17.3 3:57:01.3P
Wellington, New Zealand 61.6310:08.4 3:58:52.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 77.6111:46.7 4:00:30.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 86.6912:34.1 4:01:18.1P
Moscow, Russia 87.6512:38.7 4:01:22.7P
Nairobi, Kenya 88.2512:41.5 4:01:25.5P
Bergen, Norway 103.3313:49.8 4:02:33.8Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 104.2313:53.9 4:02:37.9Pdiff
Rome, Italy 105.9214:01.4 4:02:45.4Pdiff
San Francisco, California 107.0014:06.1 4:02:50.1Pdiff
London, England 110.2614:20.6 4:03:04.6Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 111.2714:25.1 4:03:09.1Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 113.1114:33.3 4:03:17.3Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 116.3414:47.6 4:03:31.6Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 118.7714:58.4 4:03:42.4Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 119.8615:03.2 4:03:47.2Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 122.2915:14.0 4:03:58.0Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 125.0415:26.2 4:04:10.2Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 128.8615:43.2 4:04:27.2Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 130.2115:49.2 4:04:33.2Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 130.9515:52.5 4:04:36.5Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 132.0815:57.5 4:04:41.5Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 132.7216:00.3 4:04:44.3Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 133.6616:04.5 4:04:48.5Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 134.4316:07.9 4:04:51.9Pdiff
New York, New York 134.9616:10.2 4:04:54.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 135.2016:11.3 4:04:55.3Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 135.3616:12.0 4:04:56.0Pdiff
Miami, Florida 143.8716:49.8 4:05:33.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 155.4819:44.3 4:08:28.2PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 157.6919:47.2 4:08:31.2PKPdf

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