Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.6 NEW GUINEA, PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 22:15:05 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
Agana, Guam 19.61 4:19.922:19:24.9P
Brisbane, Australia 22.17 4:47.322:19:52.3P
Tokyo, Japan 42.08 7:41.222:22:46.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 43.33 7:51.322:22:56.3P
Beijing, China 53.39 9:08.522:24:13.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 61.5410:05.822:25:10.8P
Kathmandu, Nepal 67.5310:44.822:25:49.8P
Anchorage, Alaska 83.3712:15.322:27:20.3P
San Francisco, California 95.0613:10.722:28:15.8P
Seattle, Washington 95.7313:13.822:28:18.8P
Los Angeles, California 98.2513:25.122:28:30.1Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 103.1613:46.922:28:51.9Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 103.3913:47.922:28:52.9Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 105.3813:56.722:29:01.7Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 107.8014:07.522:29:12.5Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 108.4414:10.322:29:15.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 108.8614:12.222:29:17.2Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 114.8314:38.722:29:43.7Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 115.4914:41.622:29:46.6Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 116.0614:44.222:29:49.2Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 116.5514:46.322:29:51.3Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 118.3914:54.522:29:59.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 120.0015:01.622:30:06.6Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 124.7115:22.522:30:27.5Pdiff
Rome, Italy 125.6215:26.622:30:31.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 126.8515:32.022:30:37.0Pdiff
London, England 126.8915:32.222:30:37.2Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 129.4215:43.422:30:48.4Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 130.1515:46.722:30:51.7Pdiff
New York, New York 130.4915:48.222:30:53.2Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 131.1115:51.022:30:56.0Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 131.3715:52.122:30:57.1Pdiff
Miami, Florida 131.9015:54.422:30:59.4Pdiff
Lima, Peru 133.5116:01.622:31:06.6Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 146.4419:27.622:34:32.6PKPdf

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