Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.6 NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 12:08:49 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 17.86 3:59.8 8:33:41.8P
Brisbane, Australia 25.35 5:15.8 8:34:57.8P
Tokyo, Japan 39.81 7:21.3 8:37:03.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 47.10 8:19.7 8:38:01.7P
Beijing, China 49.88 8:41.0 8:38:23.0P
Kathmandu, Nepal 63.1710:15.2 8:39:57.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 64.1810:21.9 8:40:03.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 83.4112:14.0 8:41:56.0P
Seattle, Washington 96.9913:17.9 8:42:59.9P
San Francisco, California 97.0313:18.1 8:43:00.1P
Los Angeles, California 100.4813:33.4 8:43:15.4Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 101.5713:38.3 8:43:20.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 105.0113:53.5 8:43:35.5Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 105.6513:56.4 8:43:38.4Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 105.7913:57.0 8:43:39.0Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 109.9214:15.3 8:43:57.3Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 110.2114:16.6 8:43:58.6Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 115.1514:38.5 8:44:20.5Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 116.6614:45.2 8:44:27.2Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 117.1114:47.2 8:44:29.2Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 118.6014:53.8 8:44:35.8Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 119.2314:56.7 8:44:38.7Pdiff
Rome, Italy 121.5415:06.9 8:44:48.9Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 121.6315:07.3 8:44:49.3Pdiff
London, England 123.4015:15.1 8:44:57.1Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 126.4315:28.6 8:45:10.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 127.4915:33.3 8:45:15.3Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 130.6315:47.2 8:45:29.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 131.2015:49.8 8:45:31.8Pdiff
New York, New York 131.4315:50.8 8:45:32.8Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 131.4915:51.1 8:45:33.1Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 132.0415:53.5 8:45:35.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 134.3216:03.6 8:45:45.6Pdiff
Lima, Peru 137.9116:19.6 8:46:01.6Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 149.1119:30.5 8:49:12.5PKPdf

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