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Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 7.6 BANDA SEA
Friday, January 27, 2006 at 16:58:53 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 25.03 4:54.117:03:42.1P
Brisbane, Australia 32.28 5:57.817:04:45.8P
Tokyo, Japan 42.33 7:21.317:06:09.3P
Beijing, China 46.40 7:53.217:06:41.2P
Kathmandu, Nepal 52.82 8:41.217:07:29.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 54.78 8:55.317:07:43.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 77.2511:17.217:10:05.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 90.8912:25.317:11:13.3P
Nairobi, Kenya 91.1412:26.517:11:14.5P
Moscow, Russia 94.6912:42.717:11:30.7P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 106.4413:35.017:12:23.0Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 107.1413:38.117:12:26.1Pdiff
San Francisco, California 108.7013:45.117:12:33.1Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 110.4613:52.917:12:40.9Pdiff
Rome, Italy 112.5814:02.317:12:50.3Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 112.6014:02.317:12:50.3Pdiff
London, England 117.3314:23.317:13:11.3Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 121.2514:40.817:13:28.8Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 121.7014:42.717:13:30.7Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 126.2215:02.817:13:50.8Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 127.6815:09.317:13:57.3Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 131.9415:28.217:14:16.2Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 131.9715:28.417:14:16.4Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 132.0615:28.717:14:16.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 135.1115:42.317:14:30.3Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 136.9415:50.417:14:38.4Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 138.1215:55.617:14:43.6Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 139.5116:01.817:14:49.8Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 139.6716:02.517:14:50.5Pdiff
New York, New York 139.6816:02.617:14:50.6Pdiff
Philadephia, Pennsylvania 139.7716:03.017:14:51.0Pdiff
Miami, Florida 146.2418:58.317:17:46.3PKPdf
Lima, Peru 149.5219:03.617:17:51.6PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 161.0119:19.017:18:07.0PKPdf

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