Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.9 FIJI REGION
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 13:16:09 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 23.39 4:22.6 2:54:22.6P
Brisbane, Australia 28.51 5:07.3 2:55:07.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 44.22 7:15.4 2:57:15.4P
Agana, Guam 49.19 7:52.6 2:57:52.6P
Tokyo, Japan 67.69 9:56.5 2:59:56.5P
San Francisco, California 76.3810:46.4 3:00:46.4P
Los Angeles, California 77.0010:49.8 3:00:49.8P
Phoenix, Arizona 81.0811:11.3 3:01:11.3P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 81.1811:11.8 3:01:11.8P
Seattle, Washington 82.5811:18.8 3:01:18.8P
Anchorage, Alaska 82.7311:19.6 3:01:19.6P
Beijing, China 84.8611:30.0 3:01:30.0P
Mexico City, Mexico 85.6011:33.6 3:01:33.6P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 85.8211:34.6 3:01:34.6P
Golden, Colorado 88.8911:48.9 3:01:48.9P
Brownsville, Texas 89.3911:51.2 3:01:51.2P
Wichita, Kansas 93.7612:11.2 3:02:11.2P
Lima, Peru 95.7212:20.0 3:02:20.0P
St. Louis, Missouri 99.3412:36.0 3:02:36.0Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 100.2712:40.2 3:02:40.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 102.5312:50.2 3:02:50.2Pdiff
Miami, Florida 104.2212:57.7 3:02:57.7Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 104.7613:00.1 3:03:00.1Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 109.4613:21.0 3:03:21.0Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 111.0413:28.0 3:03:28.0Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 111.2413:28.9 3:03:28.9Pdiff
New York, New York 112.0113:32.3 3:03:32.3Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 114.3413:42.6 3:03:42.6Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 115.2713:46.8 3:03:46.8Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 116.1213:50.5 3:03:50.5Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 134.6315:12.7 3:05:12.7Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 138.4215:29.5 3:05:29.5Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 140.8915:40.5 3:05:40.5Pdiff
London, England 147.3018:31.4 3:08:31.4PKPdf
Rome, Italy 155.5018:44.1 3:08:44.1PKPdf

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