Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.5 MOLUCCA SEA
Saturday, March 09, 2013 at 03:57:38 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
Agana, Guam 22.42 4:57.1 4:49:05.1P
Tokyo, Japan 36.98 7:07.5 4:51:15.5P
Brisbane, Australia 38.25 7:18.2 4:51:26.2P
Beijing, China 39.92 7:32.2 4:51:40.2P
Kathmandu, Nepal 47.28 8:31.5 4:52:39.5P
Wellington, New Zealand 60.8010:10.2 4:54:18.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 76.8111:50.0 4:55:58.0P
Anchorage, Alaska 86.4612:40.8 4:56:48.8P
Moscow, Russia 88.4112:50.2 4:56:58.2P
Nairobi, Kenya 89.2012:53.9 4:57:01.9P
Seattle, Washington 103.8214:00.0 4:58:08.0Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 103.9914:00.8 4:58:08.8Pdiff
San Francisco, California 106.4414:11.6 4:58:19.6Pdiff
Rome, Italy 106.8014:13.2 4:58:21.2Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 110.6714:30.4 4:58:38.4Pdiff
London, England 111.0114:31.9 4:58:39.9Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 112.7714:39.8 4:58:47.8Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 115.7514:53.0 4:59:01.0Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 118.3115:04.3 4:59:12.3Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 119.3315:08.8 4:59:16.8Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 122.0515:20.9 4:59:28.9Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 124.6115:32.3 4:59:40.3Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 128.5215:49.6 4:59:57.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 130.1415:56.8 5:00:04.8Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 130.3315:57.7 5:00:05.7Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 131.3516:02.2 5:00:10.2Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 132.7516:08.5 5:00:16.5Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 133.3316:11.0 5:00:19.0Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 134.4016:15.7 5:00:23.7Pdiff
New York, New York 134.8616:17.8 5:00:25.8Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 135.0816:18.8 5:00:26.8Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 135.2016:19.3 5:00:27.3Pdiff
Miami, Florida 143.4316:55.9 5:01:03.9Pdiff
Lima, Peru 154.5019:51.2 5:03:59.2PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 157.4419:55.3 5:04:03.3PKPdf

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