Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.7 VANUATU
Friday, March 09, 2012 at 07:09:54 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 17.40 3:59.8 7:13:53.8Pn
Wellington, New Zealand 22.53 4:56.6 7:14:50.6P
Agana, Guam 40.60 7:36.0 7:17:30.0P
Honolulu, Hawaii 51.26 9:00.0 7:18:54.0P
Tokyo, Japan 61.3910:12.3 7:20:06.3P
Beijing, China 76.8311:48.1 7:21:42.1P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 84.9612:31.4 7:22:25.4P
San Francisco, California 85.2512:32.8 7:22:26.8P
Anchorage, Alaska 86.3612:38.3 7:22:32.3P
Los Angeles, California 86.5812:39.4 7:22:33.4P
Seattle, Washington 90.1112:56.1 7:22:50.1P
Phoenix, Arizona 91.0413:00.4 7:22:54.4P
Kathmandu, Nepal 93.8613:13.4 7:23:07.4P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 95.8313:22.3 7:23:16.3P
Mexico City, Mexico 97.2513:28.8 7:23:22.8P
Golden, Colorado 98.3813:33.8 7:23:27.8Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 100.6013:43.6 7:23:37.6Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 103.7813:57.7 7:23:51.7Pdiff
Lima, Peru 107.3614:13.6 7:24:07.6Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 109.2114:21.8 7:24:15.8Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 109.4214:22.8 7:24:16.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 113.0414:38.9 7:24:32.9Pdiff
Miami, Florida 115.7814:51.0 7:24:45.0Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 119.7215:08.5 7:25:02.5Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 120.5815:12.3 7:25:06.3Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 121.1815:15.0 7:25:09.0Pdiff
New York, New York 122.0515:18.8 7:25:12.8Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 124.1515:28.2 7:25:22.2Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 125.5415:34.3 7:25:28.3Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 127.4015:42.6 7:25:36.6Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 128.7315:48.5 7:25:42.5Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 129.4215:51.6 7:25:45.6Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 137.2716:26.4 7:26:20.4Pdiff
London, England 146.6919:36.6 7:29:30.6PKPdf
Rome, Italy 150.1219:42.3 7:29:36.3PKPdf

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U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
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