Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.9 VANUATU
Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 08:10:18 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
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Brisbane, Australia 16.39 3:49.4 3:13:33.4Pn
Wellington, New Zealand 24.29 5:16.7 3:15:00.7P
Agana, Guam 38.21 7:19.0 3:17:03.0P
Honolulu, Hawaii 51.70 9:06.3 3:18:50.3P
Tokyo, Japan 59.2210:00.5 3:19:44.5P
Beijing, China 74.4311:37.5 3:21:21.5P
Anchorage, Alaska 85.8012:38.8 3:22:22.8P
San Francisco, California 85.9712:39.6 3:22:23.6P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 86.8912:44.1 3:22:28.1P
Los Angeles, California 87.5112:47.1 3:22:31.1P
Seattle, Washington 90.4513:00.9 3:22:44.9P
Kathmandu, Nepal 91.3213:04.9 3:22:48.9P
Phoenix, Arizona 92.0713:08.4 3:22:52.4P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 96.8613:30.2 3:23:14.2P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.9213:39.4 3:23:23.4Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 99.2413:40.9 3:23:24.9Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 102.0613:53.4 3:23:37.4Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 104.7814:05.4 3:23:49.4Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 109.8514:27.9 3:24:11.9Pdiff
Lima, Peru 109.8614:28.0 3:24:12.0Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 110.4314:30.5 3:24:14.5Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 114.1914:47.2 3:24:31.2Pdiff
Miami, Florida 117.3615:01.3 3:24:45.3Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 120.7515:16.3 3:25:00.3Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 121.2915:18.7 3:25:02.8Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 122.1515:22.6 3:25:06.6Pdiff
New York, New York 122.9815:26.3 3:25:10.3Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 124.9915:35.2 3:25:19.2Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 126.2515:40.8 3:25:24.8Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 126.4315:41.6 3:25:25.6Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 127.7415:47.4 3:25:31.4Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 129.3315:54.4 3:25:38.4Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 135.5216:21.9 3:26:05.9Pdiff
London, England 144.9217:03.6 3:26:47.6Pdiff
Rome, Italy 147.7619:41.8 3:29:25.8PKPdf

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