Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 7.3 VANUATU
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 at 05:23:46 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
Brisbane, Australia 16.98 3:54.7 5:27:40.7Pn
Wellington, New Zealand 24.32 5:14.3 5:29:00.3P
Agana, Guam 38.44 7:18.2 5:31:04.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 51.16 8:59.4 5:32:45.4P
Tokyo, Japan 59.33 9:58.4 5:33:44.4P
Beijing, China 74.6711:35.9 5:35:21.9P
San Francisco, California 85.3912:33.7 5:36:19.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 85.4312:33.9 5:36:19.9P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 86.8812:41.0 5:36:27.0P
Los Angeles, California 86.9112:41.2 5:36:27.2P
Seattle, Washington 89.9212:55.4 5:36:41.4P
Phoenix, Arizona 91.4613:02.6 5:36:48.6P
Kathmandu, Nepal 91.7713:04.0 5:36:50.0P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 96.2513:24.5 5:37:10.5P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.2813:33.6 5:37:19.6P
Golden, Colorado 98.6513:35.2 5:37:21.2Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 101.4313:47.5 5:37:33.5Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 104.1813:59.7 5:37:45.7Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 109.2914:22.4 5:38:08.4Pdiff
Lima, Peru 109.3514:22.7 5:38:08.7Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 109.8314:24.8 5:38:10.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 113.5714:41.4 5:38:27.4Pdiff
Miami, Florida 116.7314:55.4 5:38:41.4Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 120.1415:10.6 5:38:56.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 120.7215:13.2 5:38:59.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 121.5615:16.9 5:39:02.9Pdiff
New York, New York 122.3915:20.6 5:39:06.6Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 124.4115:29.5 5:39:15.5Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 125.6815:35.2 5:39:21.2Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 126.6115:39.3 5:39:25.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 128.3715:47.1 5:39:33.1Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 128.7015:48.6 5:39:34.6Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 135.4716:18.6 5:40:04.6Pdiff
London, England 144.8817:00.4 5:40:46.4Pdiff
Rome, Italy 147.9719:39.0 5:43:25.0PKPdf

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