Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.5 BISMARCK SEA
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 16:15:23 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
Agana, Guam 17.65 4:06.016:19:29.0Pn
Brisbane, Australia 24.02 5:14.916:20:37.9P
Tokyo, Japan 40.14 7:35.916:22:58.9P
Wellington, New Zealand 43.70 8:05.016:23:28.0P
Beijing, China 53.07 9:17.316:24:40.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 56.73 9:43.816:25:06.8P
Kathmandu, Nepal 69.4811:08.616:26:31.6P
Anchorage, Alaska 79.2012:05.216:27:28.2P
San Francisco, California 90.2313:00.816:28:23.8P
Seattle, Washington 91.0313:04.516:28:27.5P
Los Angeles, California 93.4213:15.516:28:38.5P
Phoenix, Arizona 98.5613:38.716:29:01.7Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 102.9713:58.316:29:21.3Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 103.6314:01.216:29:24.2Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 104.9714:07.216:29:30.2Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 105.3214:08.716:29:31.7Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 110.0214:29.616:29:52.6Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 110.8214:33.116:29:56.1Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 111.4114:35.716:29:58.7Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 111.7714:37.316:30:00.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 113.0114:42.816:30:05.8Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 115.2114:52.616:30:15.6Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 117.2215:01.516:30:24.5Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 119.9015:13.416:30:36.4Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 122.3015:24.116:30:47.1Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 124.6915:34.716:30:57.7Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 125.4715:38.116:31:01.1Pdiff
New York, New York 125.8415:39.816:31:02.8Pdiff
London, England 126.0715:40.816:31:03.8Pdiff
Rome, Italy 126.1515:41.216:31:04.2Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 126.6615:43.416:31:06.4Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 126.8015:44.016:31:07.0Pdiff
Miami, Florida 127.0815:45.316:31:08.3Pdiff
Lima, Peru 130.7516:01.616:31:24.6Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 141.6716:50.116:32:13.1Pdiff

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