Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.1 KERMADEC ISLANDS 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 11.95 2:48.2 6:52:43.2Pn
Brisbane, Australia 25.91 5:29.3 6:55:24.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 55.38 9:31.0 6:59:26.0P
Agana, Guam 57.19 9:43.9 6:59:38.9P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 69.8611:07.7 7:01:02.7P
Tokyo, Japan 77.5411:52.8 7:01:47.8P
Los Angeles, California 85.5212:34.9 7:02:29.9P
San Francisco, California 85.6312:35.5 7:02:30.5P
Phoenix, Arizona 89.0412:51.9 7:02:46.9P
Mexico City, Mexico 90.3512:58.0 7:02:53.0P
Lima, Peru 92.6313:08.5 7:03:03.5P
Seattle, Washington 92.7913:09.3 7:03:04.3P
Beijing, China 93.4213:12.2 7:03:07.2P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 93.6213:13.1 7:03:08.1P
Anchorage, Alaska 94.6413:17.7 7:03:12.7P
Brownsville, Texas 95.1013:19.9 7:03:14.9P
Golden, Colorado 97.2313:29.5 7:03:24.5P
Wichita, Kansas 101.3613:47.8 7:03:42.8Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 106.7014:11.5 7:04:06.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 108.7114:20.4 7:04:15.4Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 108.9514:21.5 7:04:16.5Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 109.1814:22.5 7:04:17.5Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 109.3914:23.4 7:04:18.4Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 116.2814:54.0 7:04:49.0Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 117.3114:58.6 7:04:53.6Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 118.0015:01.7 7:04:56.7Pdiff
New York, New York 119.0715:06.4 7:05:01.4Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 119.2015:07.0 7:05:02.0Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 121.6315:17.8 7:05:12.8Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 123.8415:27.6 7:05:22.6Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 134.1916:13.5 7:06:08.5Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 145.0519:32.7 7:09:27.7PKPbc
Bergen, Norway 150.5919:43.9 7:09:38.9PKPdf
London, England 159.4719:56.5 7:09:51.5PKPdf
Rome, Italy 166.5120:03.7 7:09:58.7PKPdf

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