Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.7 SOUTH OF THE FIJI ISLANDS
Sunday, February 24, 2013 at 14:36:16 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
Wellington, New Zealand 17.45 3:47.514:40:03.5P
Brisbane, Australia 26.45 5:15.414:41:31.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 49.86 8:29.314:44:45.3P
Agana, Guam 52.97 8:52.414:45:08.4P
Tokyo, Japan 72.5311:01.314:47:17.3P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 75.5211:18.614:47:34.6P
San Francisco, California 81.1111:49.114:48:05.1P
Los Angeles, California 81.3811:50.514:48:06.5P
Phoenix, Arizona 85.1912:09.914:48:25.9P
Seattle, Washington 87.8012:22.514:48:38.5P
Mexico City, Mexico 88.1212:24.014:48:40.0P
Anchorage, Alaska 88.7612:27.014:48:43.0P
Beijing, China 89.0712:28.414:48:44.4P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 89.8612:32.114:48:48.1P
Brownsville, Texas 92.4112:43.914:48:59.9P
Golden, Colorado 93.2112:47.514:49:03.5P
Lima, Peru 94.3312:52.614:49:08.6P
Wichita, Kansas 97.7413:08.014:49:24.0Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 103.2113:32.314:49:48.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 104.7913:39.314:49:55.3Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 106.0713:45.014:50:01.0Pdiff
Miami, Florida 106.7013:47.814:50:03.8Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 107.0413:49.314:50:05.3Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 113.1114:16.214:50:32.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 114.7714:23.614:50:39.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 115.4614:26.614:50:42.6Pdiff
New York, New York 115.7914:28.114:50:44.1Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 116.6014:31.714:50:47.7Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 118.2414:39.014:50:55.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 120.2414:47.814:51:03.8Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 137.6416:05.114:52:21.1Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 139.9016:15.114:52:31.1Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 144.5516:35.814:52:51.8Pdiff
London, England 153.4419:23.314:55:39.3PKPdf
Rome, Italy 161.1619:33.414:55:49.4PKPdf

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