Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.1 TONGA
Thursday, February 07, 2013 at 07:19:51 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 27.65 5:47.9 7:25:38.9P
Brisbane, Australia 33.54 6:39.8 7:26:30.8P
Honolulu, Hawaii 39.63 7:31.7 7:27:22.7P
Agana, Guam 50.67 8:59.4 7:28:50.4P
Tokyo, Japan 67.7210:57.6 7:30:48.6P
San Francisco, California 71.3011:19.7 7:31:10.8P
Los Angeles, California 71.8611:23.1 7:31:14.1P
Phoenix, Arizona 75.9211:46.9 7:31:37.9P
Seattle, Washington 77.6911:56.9 7:31:47.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 78.7612:02.8 7:31:53.8P
Mexico City, Mexico 80.6312:13.0 7:32:04.0P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 80.6612:13.1 7:32:04.1P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 82.7012:23.9 7:32:14.9P
Golden, Colorado 83.7412:29.3 7:32:20.3P
Brownsville, Texas 84.3012:32.1 7:32:23.1P
Beijing, China 85.5512:38.4 7:32:29.4P
Wichita, Kansas 88.6012:53.1 7:32:44.1P
Lima, Peru 92.5413:11.5 7:33:02.5P
St. Louis, Missouri 94.1713:18.9 7:33:09.9P
Duluth, Minnesota 95.1613:23.4 7:33:14.4P
Knoxville, Tennessee 97.3813:33.4 7:33:24.4P
Miami, Florida 99.2213:41.7 7:33:32.7Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 104.3014:04.2 7:33:55.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 105.8814:11.2 7:34:02.2Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 106.1014:12.2 7:34:03.2Pdiff
New York, New York 106.8514:15.5 7:34:06.5Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 107.1214:16.7 7:34:07.7Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 109.1714:25.8 7:34:16.8Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 110.5914:32.1 7:34:23.1Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 110.9714:33.8 7:34:24.8Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 133.4816:13.7 7:36:04.7Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 135.2616:21.6 7:36:12.6Pdiff
London, England 143.7416:59.3 7:36:50.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 145.9619:39.0 7:39:30.0PKPbc
Rome, Italy 153.3519:51.6 7:39:42.6PKPdf

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