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Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.3 JAVA, INDONESIA
Friday, May 26, 2006 at 22:53:58 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 40.32 7:36.323:01:37.3P
Kathmandu, Nepal 42.94 7:57.723:01:58.7P
Brisbane, Australia 44.76 8:12.423:02:13.4P
Beijing, China 48.02 8:38.023:02:39.0P
Tokyo, Japan 51.55 9:04.823:03:05.9P
Wellington, New Zealand 65.6410:43.223:04:44.2P
Nairobi, Kenya 73.4411:31.423:05:32.4P
Moscow, Russia 86.9412:44.023:06:45.0P
Honolulu, Hawaii 94.6013:19.723:07:20.7P
Rome, Italy 101.0913:48.723:07:49.7Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 101.7013:51.423:07:52.4Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 104.3014:03.023:08:04.0Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 104.3114:03.023:08:04.0Pdiff
London, England 108.9314:23.523:08:24.5Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 120.5115:15.023:09:16.0Pdiff
San Francisco, California 124.0515:30.723:09:31.7Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 128.4415:50.123:09:51.1Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 133.4516:12.423:10:13.4Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 135.2216:20.323:10:21.3Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 136.7716:27.123:10:28.1Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 136.8816:27.623:10:28.6Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 141.2516:47.023:10:48.0Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 142.3816:52.023:10:53.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 143.3416:56.323:10:57.3Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 144.3117:00.623:11:01.6Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 145.8019:37.023:13:38.0PKPdf
New York, New York 147.2119:39.323:13:40.3PKPdf
Philadephia, Pennsylvania 147.8319:40.323:13:41.4PKPdf
Brownsville, Texas 148.1419:40.923:13:41.9PKPdf
Washington, D.C. 148.5519:41.523:13:42.5PKPdf
Knoxville, Tennessee 148.8119:41.923:13:42.9PKPdf
Mexico City, Mexico 149.2819:42.723:13:43.7PKPdf
Lima, Peru 158.7319:56.023:13:57.0PKPdf
Miami, Florida 159.7219:57.223:13:58.2PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 169.0320:05.623:14:06.6PKPdf

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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