Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 7.0 NEAR THE SOUTH COAST OF PAPUA, INDONESIA
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 17:11:24 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 21.27 4:46.117:16:10.1P
Brisbane, Australia 28.97 5:59.317:17:23.3P
Tokyo, Japan 40.75 7:40.617:19:04.6P
Beijing, China 47.39 8:33.817:19:57.8P
Wellington, New Zealand 51.48 9:05.117:20:29.1P
Kathmandu, Nepal 56.88 9:44.517:21:08.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 71.8611:22.717:22:46.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 87.7312:48.617:24:12.6P
Nairobi, Kenya 96.8113:30.517:24:54.5P
Moscow, Russia 97.4713:33.417:24:57.4P
Seattle, Washington 102.9613:57.917:25:21.9Pdiff
San Francisco, California 103.9114:02.017:25:26.0Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 106.3914:13.117:25:37.1Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 107.6314:18.617:25:42.6Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 112.4414:39.917:26:03.9Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 112.8014:41.517:26:05.5Pdiff
Rome, Italy 116.2914:57.017:26:21.0Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 116.7514:59.117:26:23.1Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 116.8914:59.717:26:23.7Pdiff
London, England 119.9215:13.117:26:37.1Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 122.5715:24.917:26:48.9Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 123.2115:27.717:26:51.7Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 126.5015:42.317:27:06.3Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 126.7515:43.517:27:07.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 127.8715:48.417:27:12.4Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 132.1716:07.517:27:31.5Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 132.7316:10.017:27:34.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 135.6416:22.917:27:46.9Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 136.1416:25.117:27:49.1Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 136.4516:26.517:27:50.5Pdiff
New York, New York 136.5116:26.717:27:50.7Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 136.6816:27.517:27:51.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 141.4416:48.717:28:12.7Pdiff
Lima, Peru 144.9917:04.417:28:28.4Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 156.3419:55.517:31:19.5PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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