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Magnitude 7.3 FIJI

Monday, November 09, 2009 at 10:44:54 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
(degrees)
Travel Time
(min:secs)
Arrival Time
UTC
Phase
Wellington, New Zealand 24.24 4:32.610:49:25.6P
Brisbane, Australia 25.60 4:44.710:49:37.7P
Honolulu, Hawaii 44.77 7:23.110:52:16.1P
Agana, Guam 45.05 7:25.210:52:18.2P
Tokyo, Japan 64.03 9:38.010:54:31.0P
San Francisco, California 77.9210:59.310:55:52.3P
Los Angeles, California 78.9011:04.510:55:57.5P
Beijing, China 80.9011:14.910:56:07.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 82.1211:21.110:56:14.1P
Phoenix, Arizona 83.1811:26.510:56:19.5P
Seattle, Washington 83.5311:28.210:56:21.2P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 84.1011:31.010:56:24.0P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87.9611:49.310:56:42.3P
Mexico City, Mexico 88.7411:53.010:56:46.0P
Golden, Colorado 90.7712:02.310:56:55.3P
Brownsville, Texas 92.2312:09.010:57:02.0P
Wichita, Kansas 95.9212:25.710:57:18.7P
Lima, Peru 100.0112:43.810:57:36.8Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 100.4412:45.710:57:38.7Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 101.5412:50.610:57:43.6Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 101.9112:52.310:57:45.3Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 104.9713:05.810:57:58.8Pdiff
Miami, Florida 107.3013:16.210:58:09.2Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 111.7713:36.010:58:29.0Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 113.1013:42.010:58:35.0Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 113.2913:42.810:58:35.8Pdiff
New York, New York 114.2213:46.910:58:39.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 116.4313:56.710:58:49.7Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 118.0414:03.810:58:56.8Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 118.8514:07.510:59:00.5Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 131.3115:02.810:59:55.8Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 136.5515:26.011:00:19.0Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 137.9215:32.111:00:25.1Pdiff
London, England 145.7218:34.011:03:27.0PKPdf
Rome, Italy 152.5518:45.111:03:38.1PKPdf

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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