Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.6 SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 13:17:21 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 17.75 3:37.8 9:06:57.8P
Brisbane, Australia 24.69 4:40.3 9:08:00.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 49.92 8:06.6 9:11:26.6P
Agana, Guam 50.88 8:13.6 9:11:33.6P
Tokyo, Japan 70.6410:24.2 9:13:44.2P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 77.0811:00.8 9:14:20.8P
San Francisco, California 81.7811:25.6 9:14:45.6P
Los Angeles, California 82.2311:27.9 9:14:47.9P
Phoenix, Arizona 86.1611:47.2 9:15:07.2P
Beijing, China 87.0111:51.2 9:15:11.2P
Seattle, Washington 88.1811:56.7 9:15:16.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 88.3511:57.5 9:15:17.5P
Mexico City, Mexico 89.6512:03.5 9:15:23.5P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 90.8712:09.1 9:15:29.1P
Brownsville, Texas 93.7912:22.5 9:15:42.5P
Golden, Colorado 94.0912:23.8 9:15:43.8P
Lima, Peru 96.5112:34.7 9:15:54.7P
Wichita, Kansas 98.7812:44.8 9:16:04.8Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 104.3013:09.3 9:16:29.3Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 104.8313:11.6 9:16:31.6Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 105.5813:15.0 9:16:35.0Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 107.2913:22.5 9:16:42.6Pdiff
Miami, Florida 108.2613:26.9 9:16:46.9Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 114.2913:53.6 9:17:13.6Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 115.9214:00.9 9:17:20.9Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 116.4114:03.0 9:17:23.0Pdiff
New York, New York 116.9314:05.3 9:17:25.3Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 118.4514:12.1 9:17:32.1Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 119.3314:16.0 9:17:36.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 121.2414:24.4 9:17:44.4Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 136.3915:31.7 9:18:51.7Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 138.1015:39.3 9:18:59.3Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 143.5216:03.4 9:19:23.4Pdiff
London, England 152.6018:52.2 9:22:12.2PKPdf
Rome, Italy 159.4819:01.5 9:22:21.5PKPdf

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