Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.5 BANDA SEA
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 05:59:16 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 24.31 5:04.419:11:04.4P
Brisbane, Australia 30.21 5:57.119:11:57.1P
Tokyo, Japan 42.64 7:42.319:13:42.3P
Beijing, China 47.68 8:22.119:14:22.1P
Wellington, New Zealand 52.74 9:00.219:15:00.2P
Kathmandu, Nepal 54.98 9:16.519:15:16.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 75.6011:29.419:17:29.4P
Anchorage, Alaska 90.5712:46.119:18:46.1P
Nairobi, Kenya 93.2712:58.619:18:58.6P
Moscow, Russia 96.5713:13.619:19:13.5P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 105.4513:53.019:19:53.0Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 106.3013:56.819:19:56.8Pdiff
San Francisco, California 107.4914:02.119:20:02.1Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 111.2714:18.919:20:18.9Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 112.1314:22.719:20:22.7Pdiff
Rome, Italy 114.7014:34.019:20:34.0Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 116.4514:41.819:20:41.8Pdiff
London, England 119.1814:53.919:20:53.9Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 120.2314:58.619:20:58.6Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 120.4814:59.719:20:59.7Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 125.6815:22.819:21:22.8Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 126.6815:27.319:21:27.2Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 130.2515:43.119:21:43.1Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 130.4715:44.019:21:44.0Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 131.2315:47.419:21:47.4Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 134.9416:03.919:22:03.9Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 136.1116:09.119:22:09.1Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 138.1816:18.319:22:18.3Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 139.2116:22.919:22:22.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 139.4016:23.719:22:23.7Pdiff
New York, New York 139.4016:23.719:22:23.7Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 139.4216:23.819:22:23.8Pdiff
Miami, Florida 145.0519:19.419:25:19.4PKPbc
Lima, Peru 147.2919:24.819:25:24.8PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 159.9319:43.419:25:43.4PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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