Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.7 VANUATU
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 23:56:29 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 19.39 4:08.9 7:06:28.9P
Wellington, New Zealand 28.62 5:35.3 7:07:55.3P
Agana, Guam 34.71 6:28.2 7:08:48.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 48.59 8:20.4 7:10:40.4P
Tokyo, Japan 55.23 9:09.3 7:11:29.3P
Beijing, China 70.9210:52.5 7:13:12.5P
Anchorage, Alaska 81.6611:52.8 7:14:12.8P
San Francisco, California 83.1112:00.3 7:14:20.3P
Los Angeles, California 84.9412:09.5 7:14:29.5P
Seattle, Washington 87.0912:20.0 7:14:40.0P
Kathmandu, Nepal 89.1112:29.5 7:14:49.5P
Phoenix, Arizona 89.6512:31.9 7:14:51.9P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 91.1412:38.9 7:14:58.9P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 94.4212:53.9 7:15:13.9P
Golden, Colorado 96.5313:03.4 7:15:23.4P
Mexico City, Mexico 97.6513:08.4 7:15:28.4P
Brownsville, Texas 100.3613:20.4 7:15:40.4Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 102.2713:28.9 7:15:48.9Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 106.8113:49.1 7:16:09.1Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 107.9113:53.9 7:16:13.9Pdiff
Lima, Peru 111.4314:09.6 7:16:29.6Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 111.8714:11.5 7:16:31.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 115.8514:29.2 7:16:49.2Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 118.2214:39.7 7:16:59.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 118.3114:40.1 7:17:00.1Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 119.5414:45.6 7:17:05.6Pdiff
New York, New York 120.3114:49.0 7:17:09.0Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 122.1814:57.3 7:17:17.3Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 122.6314:59.3 7:17:19.3Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 123.2515:02.0 7:17:22.0Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 128.5615:25.6 7:17:45.6Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 128.7415:26.4 7:17:46.4Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 131.1715:37.2 7:17:57.2Pdiff
London, England 140.5816:19.0 7:18:39.0Pdiff
Rome, Italy 144.0616:34.4 7:18:54.4Pdiff

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