Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.9 VANUATU REGION
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 at 11:40:18 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
(degrees)
Travel Time
(min:secs)
Arrival Time
UTC
Phase
Brisbane, Australia 15.79 3:41.711:43:59.7Pn
Wellington, New Zealand 22.65 5:00.511:45:18.5P
Agana, Guam 39.73 7:31.711:47:49.7P
Honolulu, Hawaii 52.59 9:13.011:49:31.0P
Tokyo, Japan 60.8310:11.511:50:29.5P
Beijing, China 75.9311:46.111:52:04.1P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 85.2612:36.111:52:54.1P
San Francisco, California 86.7112:43.211:53:01.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 87.1612:45.411:53:03.4P
Los Angeles, California 88.1212:50.011:53:08.0P
Seattle, Washington 91.4113:05.411:53:23.4P
Kathmandu, Nepal 92.4413:10.111:53:28.1P
Phoenix, Arizona 92.6213:10.911:53:28.9P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 97.4113:32.711:53:50.7P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.9913:39.811:53:57.8Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 99.9013:43.811:54:01.8Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 102.3013:54.511:54:12.5Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 105.3514:08.011:54:26.0Pdiff
Lima, Peru 108.9114:23.811:54:41.8Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 110.6414:31.511:54:49.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 111.0014:33.011:54:51.0Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 114.6614:49.311:55:07.3Pdiff
Miami, Florida 117.5115:01.911:55:19.9Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 121.3015:18.811:55:36.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 122.0515:22.111:55:40.1Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 122.7415:25.211:55:43.2Pdiff
New York, New York 123.6015:29.011:55:47.0Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 125.6715:38.211:55:56.2Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 127.0115:44.111:56:02.1Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 127.6815:47.111:56:05.1Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 127.9915:48.511:56:06.5Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 129.1715:53.711:56:11.7Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 137.1516:29.111:56:47.1Pdiff
London, England 146.5519:39.711:59:57.7PKPdf
Rome, Italy 149.2719:44.312:00:02.3PKPdf

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