Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.7 MOLUCCA 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 24.45 5:14.220:46:51.2P
Brisbane, Australia 38.49 7:17.320:48:54.3P
Tokyo, Japan 38.63 7:18.520:48:55.5P
Beijing, China 40.76 7:36.220:49:13.2P
Kathmandu, Nepal 46.72 8:24.120:50:01.1P
Wellington, New Zealand 61.0110:08.520:51:45.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 78.7911:57.620:53:34.6P
Nairobi, Kenya 87.5212:42.620:54:19.6P
Anchorage, Alaska 88.2812:46.220:54:23.2P
Moscow, Russia 88.4312:46.920:54:23.9P
Bergen, Norway 104.3013:58.720:55:35.7Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 105.7814:05.320:55:42.3Pdiff
Rome, Italy 106.4114:08.120:55:45.1Pdiff
San Francisco, California 108.4614:17.220:55:54.2Pdiff
London, England 111.0814:28.820:56:05.8Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 111.7214:31.720:56:08.7Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 112.7014:36.020:56:13.0Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 117.7814:58.620:56:35.6Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 120.2915:09.720:56:46.7Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 121.3415:14.420:56:51.4Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 123.8815:25.720:57:02.7Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 126.5815:37.620:57:14.6Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 130.4315:54.720:57:31.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 131.7916:00.820:57:37.8Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 132.3616:03.320:57:40.3Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 133.3616:07.720:57:44.7Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 134.2816:11.820:57:48.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 135.2416:16.120:57:53.1Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 136.0016:19.420:57:56.4Pdiff
New York, New York 136.5416:21.820:57:58.9Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 136.7916:23.020:57:60.0Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 136.9616:23.720:58:00.7Pdiff
Miami, Florida 145.4019:31.721:01:08.7PKPbc
Lima, Peru 155.3919:48.921:01:25.9PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 159.2819:54.121:01:31.1PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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