Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.9 SOLOMON ISLANDS
Saturday, February 09, 2013 at 06:03:47 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
Brisbane, Australia 18.22 4:09.9 5:49:10.9P
Agana, Guam 29.62 6:01.8 5:51:02.8P
Wellington, New Zealand 32.20 6:24.5 5:51:25.5P
Tokyo, Japan 50.91 8:57.5 5:53:58.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 51.20 8:59.7 5:54:00.7P
Beijing, China 65.8310:41.7 5:55:42.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 81.5112:13.7 5:57:14.7P
Kathmandu, Nepal 83.2712:22.9 5:57:23.9P
San Francisco, California 85.8512:35.9 5:57:36.9P
Los Angeles, California 88.0912:46.8 5:57:47.8P
Seattle, Washington 88.9512:50.8 5:57:51.8P
Phoenix, Arizona 92.9613:09.4 5:58:10.4P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 94.8113:17.9 5:58:18.9P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 97.6813:30.8 5:58:31.8P
Golden, Colorado 99.4113:38.5 5:58:39.5Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 102.1913:50.8 5:58:51.8Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 104.4514:00.9 5:59:01.9Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 105.3914:05.0 5:59:06.0Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 109.0914:21.5 5:59:22.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 110.9714:29.8 5:59:30.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 115.1814:48.5 5:59:49.5Pdiff
Lima, Peru 117.3114:58.0 5:59:59.0Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 117.8915:00.5 6:00:01.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 120.0415:10.0 6:00:11.0Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 120.5815:12.5 6:00:13.5Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 121.1815:15.1 6:00:16.1Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 122.3715:20.4 6:00:21.4Pdiff
New York, New York 123.0515:23.4 6:00:24.4Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 123.7815:26.7 6:00:27.7Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 124.6915:30.7 6:00:31.7Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 125.4315:34.0 6:00:35.0Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 127.7815:44.4 6:00:45.4Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 133.3316:09.1 6:01:10.1Pdiff
London, England 137.0816:25.7 6:01:26.7Pdiff
Rome, Italy 139.1616:35.0 6:01:36.0Pdiff

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