Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.8 FIJI REGION

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
Wellington, New Zealand 21.77 4:12.917:36:02.9P
Brisbane, Australia 27.45 5:03.117:36:53.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 45.83 7:34.117:39:24.1P
Agana, Guam 49.74 8:03.317:39:53.3P
Tokyo, Japan 68.6110:09.817:41:59.8P
San Francisco, California 77.8711:02.717:42:52.7P
Los Angeles, California 78.4311:05.717:42:55.7P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 79.9311:13.717:43:03.7P
Phoenix, Arizona 82.4611:26.717:43:16.7P
Seattle, Washington 84.1411:35.017:43:25.0P
Anchorage, Alaska 84.3411:36.017:43:26.0P
Beijing, China 85.5711:42.017:43:32.0P
Mexico City, Mexico 86.6711:47.117:43:37.1P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87.2011:49.617:43:39.6P
Golden, Colorado 90.3112:04.117:43:54.1P
Brownsville, Texas 90.5612:05.217:43:55.2P
Wichita, Kansas 95.1312:26.017:44:16.0P
Lima, Peru 95.8312:29.217:44:19.2P
St. Louis, Missouri 100.6912:50.717:44:40.7Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 101.7312:55.417:44:45.4Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 103.8213:04.617:44:54.6Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 104.9113:09.517:44:59.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 105.2913:11.217:45:01.2Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 110.7713:35.517:45:25.5Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 112.3713:42.617:45:32.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 112.6613:43.917:45:33.9Pdiff
New York, New York 113.3513:46.917:45:36.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 115.7013:57.417:45:47.4Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 116.0913:59.117:45:49.1Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 117.5314:05.517:45:55.5Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 135.7415:26.317:47:16.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 139.7215:44.017:47:34.0Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 139.9315:44.917:47:34.9Pdiff
London, England 148.8618:43.617:50:33.6PKPdf
Rome, Italy 156.7718:55.417:50:45.4PKPdf

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