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Magnitude 6.3 VANUATU

Tuesday, June 02, 2009 at 02:17:03 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
Brisbane, Australia 16.80 3:52.2 2:20:59.2Pn
Wellington, New Zealand 24.18 5:12.6 2:22:19.6P
Agana, Guam 38.52 7:18.3 2:24:25.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 51.35 9:00.3 2:26:07.3P
Tokyo, Japan 59.44 9:58.6 2:27:05.6P
Beijing, China 74.7511:35.8 2:28:42.8P
San Francisco, California 85.5812:34.1 2:29:41.1P
Anchorage, Alaska 85.6212:34.3 2:29:41.3P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 86.7512:39.9 2:29:46.9P
Los Angeles, California 87.0912:41.5 2:29:48.5P
Seattle, Washington 90.1212:55.8 2:30:02.8P
Phoenix, Arizona 91.6413:02.8 2:30:09.8P
Kathmandu, Nepal 91.7613:03.4 2:30:10.4P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 96.4313:24.7 2:30:31.7P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.4213:33.6 2:30:40.6Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 98.8313:35.5 2:30:42.5Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 101.5813:47.7 2:30:54.7Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 104.3513:60.0 2:31:07.0Pdiff
Lima, Peru 109.3814:22.3 2:31:29.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 109.4714:22.7 2:31:29.7Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 110.0014:25.0 2:31:32.0Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 113.7414:41.6 2:31:48.6Pdiff
Miami, Florida 116.8814:55.6 2:32:02.6Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 120.3215:10.8 2:32:17.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 120.9115:13.4 2:32:20.4Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 121.7315:17.1 2:32:24.1Pdiff
New York, New York 122.5715:20.8 2:32:27.8Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 124.5915:29.8 2:32:36.8Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 125.8715:35.5 2:32:42.5Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 126.7015:39.2 2:32:46.2Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 128.2315:46.0 2:32:53.0Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 128.8215:48.6 2:32:55.6Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 135.6216:18.7 2:33:25.7Pdiff
London, England 145.0319:31.5 2:36:38.5PKPbc
Rome, Italy 148.0619:38.6 2:36:45.6PKPdf

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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