Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.7 MOLUCCA SEA
Saturday, February 09, 2013 at 05:12:46 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 21.72 4:51.312:38:51.3P
Tokyo, Japan 36.42 7:04.612:41:04.6P
Brisbane, Australia 38.19 7:19.612:41:19.6P
Beijing, China 39.64 7:31.712:41:31.7P
Kathmandu, Nepal 47.48 8:34.912:42:34.9P
Wellington, New Zealand 60.7410:11.712:44:11.7P
Honolulu, Hawaii 76.1311:48.112:45:48.1P
Anchorage, Alaska 85.8312:39.712:46:39.7P
Moscow, Russia 88.4012:52.112:46:52.1P
Nairobi, Kenya 89.7812:58.612:46:58.6P
Seattle, Washington 103.1413:59.012:47:59.0Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 103.8814:02.312:48:02.3Pdiff
San Francisco, California 105.7414:10.512:48:10.5Pdiff
Rome, Italy 106.9214:15.812:48:15.8Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 109.9714:29.312:48:29.3Pdiff
London, England 110.9714:33.812:48:33.8Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 113.1414:43.412:48:43.4Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 115.0514:51.912:48:51.9Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 117.6215:03.312:49:03.3Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 118.6315:07.812:49:07.8Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 121.4115:20.112:49:20.1Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 123.9315:31.312:49:31.3Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 127.8515:48.712:49:48.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 129.5615:56.312:49:56.3Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 129.6315:56.612:49:56.6Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 130.6616:01.212:50:01.2Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 132.2216:08.112:50:08.1Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 132.6716:10.112:50:10.1Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 133.8316:15.312:50:15.3Pdiff
New York, New York 134.2716:17.212:50:17.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 134.4816:18.112:50:18.1Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 134.5816:18.612:50:18.6Pdiff
Miami, Florida 142.7516:54.812:50:54.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 154.1719:52.812:53:52.8PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 156.7919:56.512:53:56.5PKPdf

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