Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.1 FIJI
Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 04:46:39 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
Wellington, New Zealand 24.70 5:17.9 2:22:27.9P
Brisbane, Australia 25.28 5:23.1 2:22:33.1P
Agana, Guam 44.20 8:05.6 2:25:15.6P
Honolulu, Hawaii 44.68 8:09.4 2:25:19.4P
Tokyo, Japan 63.2210:24.8 2:27:34.8P
San Francisco, California 77.9911:54.9 2:29:04.9P
Los Angeles, California 79.0512:00.7 2:29:10.7P
Beijing, China 80.0512:06.2 2:29:16.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 81.7712:15.3 2:29:25.3P
Phoenix, Arizona 83.3712:23.6 2:29:33.6P
Seattle, Washington 83.4812:24.2 2:29:34.2P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 84.8212:31.0 2:29:41.0P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 88.1512:47.3 2:29:57.3P
Mexico City, Mexico 89.1712:52.1 2:30:02.1P
Golden, Colorado 90.9113:00.2 2:30:10.2P
Brownsville, Texas 92.5813:07.9 2:30:17.9P
Wichita, Kansas 96.1113:24.0 2:30:34.0P
Kathmandu, Nepal 99.6113:39.6 2:30:49.6Pdiff
Lima, Peru 100.8013:44.9 2:30:54.9Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 101.7413:49.1 2:30:59.1Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 101.9913:50.2 2:31:00.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 105.2214:04.5 2:31:14.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 107.7114:15.6 2:31:25.6Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 112.0014:34.6 2:31:44.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 113.2314:40.0 2:31:50.0Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 113.5014:41.3 2:31:51.3Pdiff
New York, New York 114.4114:45.3 2:31:55.3Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 116.6114:55.0 2:32:05.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 118.1715:02.0 2:32:12.0Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 119.3815:07.4 2:32:17.4Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 130.5215:56.8 2:33:06.8Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 135.9516:20.9 2:33:30.9Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 137.5016:27.8 2:33:37.8Pdiff
London, England 145.1619:32.6 2:36:42.6PKPbc
Rome, Italy 151.8019:45.4 2:36:55.4PKPdf

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