Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.3 SOUTHERN SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Saturday, February 09, 2013 at 00:02:32 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
Kathmandu, Nepal 32.40 6:29.722:18:47.6P
Beijing, China 43.76 8:05.222:20:23.2P
Agana, Guam 46.48 8:26.922:20:44.9P
Tokyo, Japan 52.13 9:10.122:21:28.1P
Brisbane, Australia 56.62 9:42.822:22:00.8P
Nairobi, Kenya 63.4710:29.922:22:47.9P
Moscow, Russia 76.1811:48.222:24:06.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 77.3711:54.922:24:12.9P
Rome, Italy 89.3512:56.422:25:14.4P
Bergen, Norway 93.7513:16.822:25:34.8P
London, England 97.6913:34.622:25:52.6P
Anchorage, Alaska 100.7313:48.122:26:06.1Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 101.5713:51.922:26:09.9Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 110.0314:29.422:26:47.4Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 120.9815:18.022:27:36.0Pdiff
San Francisco, California 126.6915:43.322:28:01.3Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 131.5516:04.922:28:22.9Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 133.6216:14.122:28:32.1Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 135.3916:22.022:28:40.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 135.8016:23.822:28:41.8Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 136.0416:24.922:28:42.9Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 136.1116:25.222:28:43.2Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 138.2016:34.522:28:52.5Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 138.6116:36.222:28:54.2Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 140.4116:44.322:29:02.2Pdiff
New York, New York 140.6116:45.222:29:03.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 141.4916:49.122:29:07.1Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 141.7516:50.222:29:08.2Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 142.6916:54.422:29:12.4Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 145.3319:36.822:31:54.8PKPbc
Brownsville, Texas 150.2719:46.622:32:04.6PKPdf
Mexico City, Mexico 153.8919:52.222:32:10.2PKPdf
Miami, Florida 155.8519:55.022:32:13.0PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 158.5019:58.522:32:16.5PKPdf
Lima, Peru 166.2620:06.722:32:24.7PKPdf

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