Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 7.1 BANDA SEA
Monday, December 10, 2012 at 16:53:09 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 24.78 5:07.216:58:16.2P
Brisbane, Australia 30.33 5:56.616:59:05.6P
Tokyo, Japan 42.99 7:43.417:00:52.4P
Beijing, China 47.82 8:21.417:01:30.4P
Wellington, New Zealand 52.85 8:59.217:02:08.2P
Kathmandu, Nepal 54.81 9:13.417:02:22.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 76.1111:30.417:04:39.4P
Anchorage, Alaska 91.0112:46.217:05:55.2P
Nairobi, Kenya 92.8112:54.517:06:03.5P
Moscow, Russia 96.5313:11.417:06:20.4P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 105.2313:50.017:06:59.0Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 106.7913:57.017:07:06.0Pdiff
San Francisco, California 108.0114:02.417:07:11.4Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 111.7914:19.117:07:28.1Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 112.1714:20.817:07:29.8Pdiff
Rome, Italy 114.5514:31.417:07:40.4Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 116.9614:42.117:07:51.1Pdiff
London, England 119.1514:51.817:08:00.8Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 120.7414:58.917:08:07.9Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 121.0015:00.017:08:09.0Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 126.1515:22.917:08:31.9Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 127.1915:27.517:08:36.5Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 130.7515:43.317:08:52.3Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 130.9815:44.317:08:53.3Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 131.7215:47.617:08:56.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 135.3716:03.817:09:12.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 136.6016:09.317:09:18.3Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 138.5716:18.017:09:27.0Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 139.6716:22.917:09:31.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 139.8216:23.617:09:32.6Pdiff
New York, New York 139.8416:23.717:09:32.7Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 139.8716:23.817:09:32.8Pdiff
Miami, Florida 145.5619:19.017:12:28.0PKPbc
Lima, Peru 147.5119:23.117:12:32.1PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 160.4419:41.917:12:50.9PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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