Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.4 SOLOMON ISLANDS
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 08:19:58 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
Brisbane, Australia 18.71 4:13.9 8:24:11.9P
Agana, Guam 28.81 5:52.8 8:25:50.8P
Wellington, New Zealand 33.00 6:29.7 8:26:27.7P
Tokyo, Japan 50.11 8:49.4 8:28:47.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 51.05 8:56.6 8:28:54.6P
Beijing, China 65.0310:34.4 8:30:32.4P
Anchorage, Alaska 80.9912:08.8 8:32:06.8P
Kathmandu, Nepal 82.5812:17.2 8:32:15.2P
San Francisco, California 85.6912:32.9 8:32:30.9P
Los Angeles, California 87.9912:44.1 8:32:42.1P
Seattle, Washington 88.6612:47.2 8:32:45.2P
Phoenix, Arizona 92.8913:06.9 8:33:04.8P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 95.6013:19.2 8:33:17.2P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 97.5913:28.2 8:33:26.2P
Golden, Colorado 99.2613:35.6 8:33:33.6Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 102.3313:49.2 8:33:47.2Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 104.5113:58.9 8:33:56.9Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 105.2814:02.3 8:34:00.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 108.8514:18.1 8:34:16.1Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 110.8414:27.0 8:34:25.0Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 115.0914:45.8 8:34:43.8Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 117.0814:54.7 8:34:52.7Pdiff
Lima, Peru 117.9214:58.4 8:34:56.4Pdiff
Miami, Florida 120.1015:08.1 8:35:06.1Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 120.3215:09.1 8:35:07.1Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 121.0315:12.2 8:35:10.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 122.2015:17.4 8:35:15.4Pdiff
New York, New York 122.8615:20.3 8:35:18.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 123.5115:23.2 8:35:21.2Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 124.4615:27.5 8:35:25.5Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 125.1615:30.5 8:35:28.5Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 126.9915:38.7 8:35:36.7Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 133.5116:07.6 8:36:05.6Pdiff
London, England 136.2916:19.9 8:36:17.9Pdiff
Rome, Italy 138.3616:29.1 8:36:27.1Pdiff

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