Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.8 BANDA SEA
Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 06:57:41 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 26.61 4:59.7 7:02:40.7P
Brisbane, Australia 32.56 5:51.3 7:03:32.3P
Tokyo, Japan 43.58 7:21.5 7:05:02.5P
Beijing, China 47.06 7:48.2 7:05:29.2P
Kathmandu, Nepal 52.46 8:28.2 7:06:09.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 54.98 8:46.1 7:06:27.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 78.8311:13.9 7:08:54.9P
Nairobi, Kenya 89.8012:08.0 7:09:49.0P
Anchorage, Alaska 92.3512:19.7 7:10:00.7P
Moscow, Russia 94.7112:30.4 7:10:11.4P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 105.6113:18.9 7:10:59.9Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 108.7213:32.7 7:11:13.7Pdiff
San Francisco, California 110.3313:39.8 7:11:20.8Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 110.7113:41.5 7:11:22.5Pdiff
Rome, Italy 112.2513:48.4 7:11:29.4Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 114.2213:57.1 7:11:38.1Pdiff
London, England 117.3714:11.1 7:11:52.1Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 119.3814:20.0 7:12:01.0Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 122.8614:35.5 7:12:16.5Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 123.3214:37.5 7:12:18.5Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 127.7314:57.1 7:12:38.1Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 129.2815:04.0 7:12:45.0Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 133.5515:22.9 7:13:03.9Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 133.5615:23.0 7:13:04.0Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 133.6415:23.3 7:13:04.3Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 136.5015:36.0 7:13:17.0Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 138.5115:44.9 7:13:25.9Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 139.4215:49.0 7:13:30.0Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 140.8815:55.4 7:13:36.4Pdiff
New York, New York 141.1115:56.5 7:13:37.5Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 141.1515:56.7 7:13:37.7Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 141.2215:56.9 7:13:37.9Pdiff
Miami, Florida 147.8618:48.8 7:16:29.8PKPdf
Lima, Peru 150.0218:52.3 7:16:33.3PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 162.6119:09.2 7:16:50.2PKPdf

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