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Magnitude 8.3 KURIL ISLANDS

Wednesday, November 15, 2006 at 11:14:17 UTC

Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

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
Tokyo, Japan 14.94 3:29.311:17:45.3Pn
Beijing, China 27.43 5:43.311:19:59.3P
Agana, Guam 33.86 6:40.111:20:56.1P
Anchorage, Alaska 35.25 6:52.011:21:08.0P
Honolulu, Hawaii 46.87 8:27.511:22:43.5P
Seattle, Washington 54.53 9:25.311:23:41.3P
Kathmandu, Nepal 55.60 9:33.111:23:49.1P
San Francisco, California 60.2710:05.811:24:21.8P
Moscow, Russia 64.5110:34.211:24:50.2P
Los Angeles, California 65.2510:39.011:24:55.0P
Golden, Colorado 69.1911:04.111:25:20.1P
Phoenix, Arizona 69.4811:05.911:25:21.9P
Bergen, Norway 70.1511:10.011:25:26.0P
Duluth, Minnesota 70.7811:13.811:25:29.8P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 71.6211:18.911:25:34.9P
Brisbane, Australia 73.8211:32.011:25:48.0P
Wichita, Kansas 74.9011:38.311:25:54.3P
St. Louis, Missouri 77.8611:55.011:26:11.0P
Ottawa, Canada 78.6911:59.711:26:15.7P
London, England 79.5612:04.411:26:20.4P
Bangor, Maine 81.6812:15.711:26:31.7P
Knoxville, Tennessee 82.4812:19.911:26:35.9P
Boston, Massachusetts 83.0512:22.911:26:38.9P
New York, New York 83.3612:24.511:26:40.5P
Philadephia, Pennsylvania 83.5612:25.511:26:41.5P
Brownsville, Texas 83.6712:26.111:26:42.1P
Washington, D.C. 83.6912:26.211:26:42.2P
Rome, Italy 85.1712:33.711:26:49.7P
Mexico City, Mexico 87.5412:45.311:27:01.3P
Wellington, New Zealand 89.6512:55.211:27:11.2P
Miami, Florida 93.2513:11.911:27:27.9P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 106.0714:09.211:28:25.2Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 108.7914:21.311:28:37.3Pdiff
Lima, Peru 125.5515:35.711:29:51.7Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 151.5419:44.511:34:00.5PKPdf

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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