Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.2 NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 17:10:51 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
(degrees)
Travel Time
(min:secs)
Arrival Time
UTC
Phase
Agana, Guam 21.29 4:45.117:15:37.1P
Brisbane, Australia 28.98 5:58.017:16:50.0P
Tokyo, Japan 40.77 7:39.417:18:31.4P
Beijing, China 47.39 8:32.417:19:24.4P
Wellington, New Zealand 51.50 9:03.817:19:55.8P
Kathmandu, Nepal 56.86 9:43.017:20:34.9P
Honolulu, Hawaii 71.8911:21.517:22:13.5P
Anchorage, Alaska 87.7612:47.317:23:39.3P
Nairobi, Kenya 96.7813:28.917:24:20.9P
Moscow, Russia 97.4613:31.917:24:23.9P
Seattle, Washington 102.9913:56.517:24:48.5Pdiff
San Francisco, California 103.9414:00.717:24:52.7Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 106.3814:11.617:25:03.6Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 107.6614:17.217:25:09.2Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 112.4414:38.417:25:30.4Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 112.8314:40.217:25:32.2Pdiff
Rome, Italy 116.2814:55.517:25:47.5Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 116.7814:57.717:25:49.7Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 116.9214:58.317:25:50.3Pdiff
London, England 119.9115:11.617:26:03.6Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 122.5915:23.517:26:15.5Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 123.2415:26.417:26:18.4Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 126.5315:41.017:26:33.0Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 126.7815:42.117:26:34.1Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 127.8915:47.117:26:39.1Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 132.1916:06.117:26:58.1Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 132.7616:08.717:27:00.7Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 135.6616:21.517:27:13.5Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 136.1716:23.817:27:15.8Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 136.4716:25.117:27:17.1Pdiff
New York, New York 136.5316:25.417:27:17.4Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 136.7016:26.117:27:18.1Pdiff
Miami, Florida 141.4716:47.317:27:39.3Pdiff
Lima, Peru 145.0119:34.117:30:26.1PKPbc
San Juan, Puerto Rico 156.3719:54.017:30:46.0PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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