Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.3 BANDA SEA

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
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Agana, Guam 26.13 5:11.610:00:35.6P
Brisbane, Australia 31.20 5:56.410:01:20.4P
Tokyo, Japan 43.76 7:41.210:03:05.2P
Beijing, China 47.86 8:13.110:03:37.1P
Wellington, New Zealand 53.65 8:56.310:04:20.3P
Kathmandu, Nepal 53.84 8:57.610:04:21.6P
Honolulu, Hawaii 77.7911:30.110:06:54.1P
Nairobi, Kenya 91.1512:36.910:08:00.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 92.1612:41.610:08:05.6P
Moscow, Russia 95.9312:58.810:08:22.8P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 104.9713:38.910:09:02.9Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 108.2113:53.310:09:17.3Pdiff
San Francisco, California 109.5713:59.310:09:23.3Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 111.8114:09.310:09:33.3Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 113.3914:16.310:09:40.3Pdiff
Rome, Italy 113.6214:17.310:09:41.3Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 118.5614:39.210:10:03.2Pdiff
London, England 118.5914:39.310:10:03.3Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 122.2314:55.510:10:19.5Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 122.5614:57.010:10:21.0Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 127.4215:18.610:10:42.6Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 128.6715:24.110:10:48.1Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 132.4515:40.910:11:04.9Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 132.6315:41.710:11:05.7Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 133.1415:44.010:11:07.9Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 136.4415:58.610:11:22.6Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 138.0216:05.610:11:29.6Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 139.5116:12.210:11:36.2Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 140.8616:18.210:11:42.2Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 140.9116:18.410:11:42.4Pdiff
New York, New York 140.9816:18.810:11:42.8Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 141.0416:19.010:11:43.0Pdiff
Miami, Florida 147.1319:12.010:14:36.0PKPdf
Lima, Peru 148.6119:14.410:14:38.4PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 161.9719:33.110:14:57.1PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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