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Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.7 SERAM, INDONESIA
Tuesday, March 14, 2006 at 06:57:33 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 24.31 5:14.2 7:02:48.2P
Brisbane, Australia 34.23 6:42.3 7:04:16.3P
Tokyo, Japan 40.79 7:37.7 7:05:11.7P
Beijing, China 44.41 8:07.1 7:05:41.1P
Kathmandu, Nepal 50.94 8:57.8 7:06:31.8P
Wellington, New Zealand 56.75 9:40.3 7:07:14.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 77.3711:51.3 7:09:25.3P
Anchorage, Alaska 89.7112:54.4 7:10:28.4P
Nairobi, Kenya 90.2812:57.1 7:10:31.1P
Moscow, Russia 92.6613:08.1 7:10:42.1P
Seattle, Washington 106.3614:09.4 7:11:43.4Pdiff
San Francisco, California 108.2814:17.9 7:11:51.9Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 108.3514:18.2 7:11:52.2Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 108.4114:18.5 7:11:52.5Pdiff
Rome, Italy 110.6614:28.5 7:12:02.5Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 112.2914:35.7 7:12:09.7Pdiff
London, England 115.2914:49.1 7:12:23.1Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 117.4314:58.6 7:12:32.6Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 120.6215:12.7 7:12:46.7Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 121.2615:15.5 7:12:49.5Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 125.1715:32.9 7:13:06.9Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 127.0115:41.1 7:13:15.1Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 131.2415:59.8 7:13:33.8Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 131.7716:02.2 7:13:36.2Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 132.1216:03.8 7:13:37.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 133.7816:11.1 7:13:45.1Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 136.1016:21.4 7:13:55.4Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 136.6416:23.8 7:13:57.8Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 138.1316:30.4 7:14:04.4Pdiff
New York, New York 138.4116:31.7 7:14:05.7Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 138.5316:32.2 7:14:06.2Pdiff
Philadephia, Pennsylvania 138.5516:32.3 7:14:06.3Pdiff
Miami, Florida 145.7119:34.0 7:17:08.0PKPdf
Lima, Peru 151.3019:43.0 7:17:17.0PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 160.2819:55.0 7:17:29.0PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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


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