Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.9 NEW IRELAND REGION, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Sunday, February 03, 2013 at 13:30:01 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 20.18 4:34.611:41:13.6P
Brisbane, Australia 22.37 4:58.311:41:37.3P
Wellington, New Zealand 40.96 7:42.611:44:21.6P
Tokyo, Japan 42.38 7:54.311:44:33.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 54.63 9:28.711:46:07.7P
Beijing, China 56.06 9:39.011:46:18.0P
Kathmandu, Nepal 73.0111:29.911:48:08.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 79.1812:05.111:48:44.1P
San Francisco, California 88.5812:53.011:49:32.0P
Seattle, Washington 89.9512:59.411:49:38.4P
Los Angeles, California 91.5513:06.911:49:45.9P
Phoenix, Arizona 96.6513:30.211:50:09.2P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 101.1613:50.211:50:29.2Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 102.0813:54.311:50:33.3Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 102.8013:57.511:50:36.5Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 108.2514:21.711:51:00.7Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 108.3114:22.011:51:01.0Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 108.4014:22.411:51:01.4Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 109.5114:27.311:51:06.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 110.3814:31.111:51:10.1Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 113.7214:46.011:51:25.0Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 116.1514:56.811:51:35.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 118.3215:06.411:51:45.4Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 119.6315:12.211:51:51.2Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 121.4915:20.511:51:59.5Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 123.4515:29.211:52:08.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 124.3315:33.111:52:12.1Pdiff
New York, New York 124.7915:35.111:52:14.1Pdiff
Miami, Florida 124.9615:35.911:52:14.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 125.9315:40.211:52:19.2Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 126.0215:40.611:52:19.6Pdiff
Lima, Peru 127.2115:45.911:52:24.9Pdiff
London, England 128.6415:52.211:52:31.2Pdiff
Rome, Italy 129.3115:55.211:52:34.2Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 139.3216:39.611:53:18.6Pdiff

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