Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.6 BANDA SEA

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 24.64 5:06.5 6:25:57.5P
Brisbane, Australia 30.07 5:54.9 6:26:45.9P
Tokyo, Japan 42.98 7:44.0 6:28:35.0P
Beijing, China 47.96 8:23.2 6:29:14.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 52.59 8:58.0 6:29:49.0P
Kathmandu, Nepal 55.09 9:16.1 6:30:07.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 75.8411:29.6 6:32:20.6P
Anchorage, Alaska 90.9112:46.5 6:33:37.5P
Nairobi, Kenya 93.1312:56.7 6:33:47.7P
Moscow, Russia 96.7613:13.2 6:34:04.2P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 105.1413:50.4 6:34:41.4Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 106.6213:57.0 6:34:48.0Pdiff
San Francisco, California 107.7914:02.2 6:34:53.2Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 111.5614:18.9 6:35:09.9Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 112.3614:22.5 6:35:13.5Pdiff
Rome, Italy 114.8214:33.4 6:35:24.4Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 116.7314:41.9 6:35:32.9Pdiff
London, England 119.3714:53.6 6:35:44.6Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 120.5514:58.8 6:35:49.8Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 120.7814:59.8 6:35:50.8Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 126.0115:23.1 6:36:14.1Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 126.9915:27.4 6:36:18.4Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 130.4815:42.9 6:36:33.9Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 130.7315:44.0 6:36:35.0Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 131.5515:47.7 6:36:38.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 135.2816:04.2 6:36:55.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 136.4316:09.3 6:37:00.3Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 138.5216:18.6 6:37:09.6Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 139.5516:23.2 6:37:14.2Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 139.7416:24.0 6:37:15.0Pdiff
New York, New York 139.7416:24.0 6:37:15.0Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 139.7616:24.1 6:37:15.1Pdiff
Miami, Florida 145.3519:19.1 6:40:10.1PKPbc
Lima, Peru 147.2219:23.4 6:40:14.4PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 160.2319:42.5 6:40:33.5PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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