Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.0 FIJI REGION
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 19:01:45 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
Wellington, New Zealand 24.24 4:34.919:06:19.9P
Brisbane, Australia 27.70 5:05.419:06:50.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 43.82 7:18.719:09:03.7P
Agana, Guam 47.31 7:45.319:09:30.3P
Tokyo, Japan 65.86 9:52.919:11:37.9P
San Francisco, California 76.4510:55.119:12:40.1P
Los Angeles, California 77.2510:59.419:12:44.4P
Phoenix, Arizona 81.4311:21.519:13:06.5P
Anchorage, Alaska 81.8911:23.819:13:08.8P
Seattle, Washington 82.3911:26.319:13:11.3P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 82.8211:28.519:13:13.5P
Beijing, China 82.9811:29.319:13:14.3P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 86.1911:45.019:13:30.0P
Mexico City, Mexico 86.4911:46.419:13:31.4P
Golden, Colorado 89.1311:58.719:13:43.7P
Brownsville, Texas 90.1212:03.319:13:48.3P
Wichita, Kansas 94.1512:21.719:14:06.7P
Lima, Peru 97.4312:36.319:14:21.3Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 99.7512:46.619:14:31.6Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 100.4112:49.619:14:34.6Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 102.9313:00.819:14:45.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 103.0613:01.319:14:46.3Pdiff
Miami, Florida 105.0913:10.319:14:55.3Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 109.9313:31.819:15:16.8Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 111.4813:38.719:15:23.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 111.4913:38.819:15:23.8Pdiff
New York, New York 112.4313:42.919:15:27.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 114.7013:53.019:15:38.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 116.4014:00.519:15:45.5Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 116.4314:00.719:15:45.7Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 132.8815:13.719:16:58.7Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 137.1415:32.619:17:17.6Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 140.1215:45.819:17:30.8Pdiff
London, England 146.1418:39.119:20:24.1PKPdf
Rome, Italy 153.8818:51.419:20:36.4PKPdf

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U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
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