Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.3 VANUATU
Thursday, March 17, 2011 at 02:47:59 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 16.91 3:54.7 2:51:56.7Pn
Wellington, New Zealand 24.61 5:18.0 2:53:20.0P
Agana, Guam 38.10 7:16.4 2:55:18.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 51.17 9:00.6 2:57:02.6P
Tokyo, Japan 59.01 9:57.3 2:57:59.3P
Beijing, China 74.3311:35.1 2:59:37.1P
Anchorage, Alaska 85.3012:34.5 3:00:36.5P
San Francisco, California 85.4412:35.2 3:00:37.2P
Los Angeles, California 86.9912:42.8 3:00:44.8P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 87.1812:43.7 3:00:45.7P
Seattle, Washington 89.9212:56.6 3:00:58.6P
Kathmandu, Nepal 91.4213:03.6 3:01:05.6P
Phoenix, Arizona 91.5513:04.2 3:01:06.2P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 96.3413:26.1 3:01:28.1P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.4713:35.6 3:01:37.6Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 98.7213:36.7 3:01:38.7Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 101.5813:49.5 3:01:51.5Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 104.2614:01.3 3:02:03.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 109.3214:23.8 3:02:25.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 109.6814:25.4 3:02:27.4Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 109.9114:26.4 3:02:28.4Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 113.6814:43.1 3:02:45.1Pdiff
Miami, Florida 116.9014:57.4 3:02:59.4Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 120.2315:12.2 3:03:14.2Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 120.7615:14.6 3:03:16.6Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 121.6315:18.5 3:03:20.5Pdiff
New York, New York 122.4615:22.1 3:03:24.1Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 124.4715:31.1 3:03:33.1Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 125.7215:36.6 3:03:38.6Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 126.2815:39.1 3:03:41.1Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 128.1815:47.5 3:03:49.5Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 128.9315:50.8 3:03:52.8Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 135.1916:18.7 3:04:20.7Pdiff
London, England 144.6017:00.4 3:05:02.4Pdiff
Rome, Italy 147.6319:39.7 3:07:41.7PKPdf

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