Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.4 SOLOMON ISLANDS
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 06:04:26 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 18.57 4:17.1 6:08:43.1P
Agana, Guam 25.17 5:25.5 6:09:51.5P
Wellington, New Zealand 35.99 7:00.9 6:11:26.9P
Tokyo, Japan 47.17 8:32.5 6:12:58.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 54.23 9:25.8 6:13:51.8P
Beijing, China 61.1310:14.4 6:14:40.4P
Kathmandu, Nepal 77.7111:57.0 6:16:23.0P
Anchorage, Alaska 81.6612:18.4 6:16:44.4P
San Francisco, California 88.6912:53.5 6:17:19.5P
Seattle, Washington 90.9213:04.0 6:17:30.0P
Los Angeles, California 91.2913:05.7 6:17:31.7P
Phoenix, Arizona 96.2913:28.5 6:17:54.5P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 98.1213:36.7 6:18:02.7P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 100.9213:49.2 6:18:15.2Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 102.2713:55.2 6:18:21.2Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 106.6014:14.4 6:18:40.4Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 108.4414:22.6 6:18:48.6Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 108.4414:22.5 6:18:48.5Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 111.3014:35.2 6:19:01.2Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 113.3814:44.5 6:19:10.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 113.9114:46.8 6:19:12.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 118.3315:06.4 6:19:32.4Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 118.8315:08.7 6:19:34.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 122.6515:25.6 6:19:51.6Pdiff
Lima, Peru 122.9515:27.0 6:19:53.0Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 123.9415:31.4 6:19:57.4Pdiff
Miami, Florida 124.0315:31.7 6:19:57.7Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 124.4115:33.5 6:19:59.5Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 124.9915:36.0 6:20:02.0Pdiff
New York, New York 125.5515:38.5 6:20:04.5Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 126.9515:44.7 6:20:10.7Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 127.3615:46.5 6:20:12.5Pdiff
London, England 133.5116:13.9 6:20:39.9Pdiff
Rome, Italy 134.3916:17.7 6:20:43.7Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 137.8416:33.0 6:20:59.0Pdiff

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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