Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.0 FIJI 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 23.42 4:25.7 9:49:10.7P
Brisbane, Australia 28.15 5:07.2 9:49:52.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 44.30 7:19.9 9:52:04.9P
Agana, Guam 48.73 7:53.3 9:52:38.3P
Tokyo, Japan 67.30 9:58.8 9:54:43.8P
San Francisco, California 76.5810:52.6 9:55:37.6P
Los Angeles, California 77.2410:56.2 9:55:41.2P
Phoenix, Arizona 81.3411:17.8 9:56:02.8P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 81.4811:18.5 9:56:03.5P
Anchorage, Alaska 82.6911:24.6 9:56:09.6P
Seattle, Washington 82.7111:24.7 9:56:09.7P
Beijing, China 84.4211:33.2 9:56:18.2P
Mexico City, Mexico 85.9811:40.6 9:56:25.6P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 86.0911:41.2 9:56:26.2P
Golden, Colorado 89.1311:55.3 9:56:40.3P
Brownsville, Texas 89.7311:58.1 9:56:43.1P
Wichita, Kansas 94.0412:17.8 9:57:02.8P
Lima, Peru 96.2012:27.5 9:57:12.5P
St. Louis, Missouri 99.6212:42.7 9:57:27.7Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 100.4912:46.5 9:57:31.5Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 102.8412:57.0 9:57:42.0Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 104.2713:03.3 9:57:48.3Pdiff
Miami, Florida 104.5913:04.7 9:57:49.7Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 109.7513:27.6 9:58:12.6Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 111.3313:34.6 9:58:19.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 111.4913:35.4 9:58:20.4Pdiff
New York, New York 112.2913:38.9 9:58:23.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 114.6113:49.2 9:58:34.2Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 115.6913:54.0 9:58:39.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 116.3713:57.0 9:58:42.0Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 134.2815:16.510:00:01.5Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 138.2515:34.210:00:19.2Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 140.5515:44.310:00:29.3Pdiff
London, England 147.1718:37.110:03:22.1PKPdf
Rome, Italy 155.2118:49.610:03:34.6PKPdf

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