Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.6 NEW BRITAIN REGION, P.N.G.
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 at 21:24:51 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
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Agana, Guam 19.96 4:28.421:29:19.4P
Brisbane, Australia 21.59 4:46.121:29:37.1P
Wellington, New Zealand 41.66 7:44.021:32:35.0P
Tokyo, Japan 42.49 7:50.821:32:41.8P
Beijing, China 55.02 9:27.021:34:18.0P
Honolulu, Hawaii 58.21 9:49.721:34:40.7P
Kathmandu, Nepal 70.5111:10.221:36:01.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 81.5812:13.221:37:04.2P
San Francisco, California 92.0013:04.121:37:55.1P
Seattle, Washington 93.0813:09.121:38:00.1P
Los Angeles, California 95.0613:18.121:38:09.1P
Phoenix, Arizona 100.1813:41.021:38:32.0Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 102.6213:51.821:38:42.8Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 104.6514:00.921:38:51.9Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 105.4614:04.521:38:55.5Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 107.2314:12.321:39:03.3Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 111.8114:32.721:39:23.7Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 111.9314:33.221:39:24.2Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 112.5514:35.921:39:26.9Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 113.1414:38.521:39:29.5Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 113.4914:40.121:39:31.1Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 117.0814:56.021:39:47.0Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 119.4615:06.621:39:57.6Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 121.7215:16.621:40:07.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 124.4715:28.921:40:19.9Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 126.6915:38.721:40:29.7Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 127.5115:42.321:40:33.3Pdiff
Rome, Italy 127.8715:43.921:40:34.9Pdiff
New York, New York 127.9215:44.221:40:35.2Pdiff
London, England 128.2315:45.521:40:36.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 128.5615:47.021:40:38.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 128.8915:48.521:40:39.5Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 128.9515:48.721:40:39.7Pdiff
Lima, Peru 130.1915:54.221:40:45.2Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 142.9816:51.021:41:42.0Pdiff

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