Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.6 MOLUCCA SEA
Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 15:05:35 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 20.91 4:36.715:10:11.7P
Tokyo, Japan 35.35 6:48.515:12:23.5P
Beijing, China 38.69 7:16.815:12:51.8P
Brisbane, Australia 38.81 7:17.915:12:52.9P
Kathmandu, Nepal 47.08 8:24.715:13:59.7P
Wellington, New Zealand 61.3510:08.415:15:43.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 75.5011:36.715:17:11.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 84.7912:26.715:18:01.7P
Moscow, Russia 87.7012:40.915:18:15.9P
Nairobi, Kenya 90.0912:52.115:18:27.1P
Seattle, Washington 102.1713:46.715:19:21.7Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 103.0713:50.715:19:25.7Pdiff
San Francisco, California 104.8613:58.715:19:33.7Pdiff
Rome, Italy 106.3914:05.515:19:40.5Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 109.1214:17.615:19:52.6Pdiff
London, England 110.2514:22.615:19:57.6Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 114.1514:39.915:20:14.9Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 114.1914:40.115:20:15.1Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 116.6814:51.115:20:26.1Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 117.7314:55.815:20:30.8Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 120.3815:07.615:20:42.6Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 122.9715:19.115:20:54.1Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 126.8515:36.315:21:11.3Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 128.5015:43.615:21:18.6Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 128.8015:44.915:21:19.9Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 129.9415:50.015:21:25.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 131.1515:55.415:21:30.4Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 131.6715:57.715:21:32.7Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 132.7716:02.515:21:37.5Pdiff
New York, New York 133.2116:04.515:21:39.5Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 133.4216:05.515:21:40.5Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 133.5316:05.915:21:40.9Pdiff
Miami, Florida 141.7916:42.615:22:17.6Pdiff
Lima, Peru 154.3519:44.815:25:19.8PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 155.7719:46.815:25:21.8PKPdf

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