Historic Earthquakes: Travel Times

Magnitude 8.0 NEW IRELAND REGION, P.N.G.
2000 November 16 04:54:56 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 18.83 4:16.9 4:59:12.9 P
Brisbane, Australia 23.40 5:06.1 5:00:02.1 P
Tokyo, Japan 41.11 7:40.7 5:02:36.7 P
Wellington, New Zealand 42.32 7:50.5 5:02:46.5 P
Beijing, China 54.63 9:25.3 5:04:21.3 P
Honolulu, Hawaii 55.04 9:28.3 5:04:24.3 P
Kathmandu, Nepal 71.58 11:17.9 5:06:13.9 P
Anchorage, Alaska 78.70 11:58.9 5:06:54.9 P
San Francisco, California 88.79 12:50.4 5:07:46.4 P
Seattle, Washington 89.91 12:55.7 5:07:51.7 P
Los Angeles, California 91.87 13:04.7 5:08:00.7 P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 101.45 13:47.9 5:08:43.9 Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 102.25 13:51.5 5:08:47.5 Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 104.04 13:59.4 5:08:55.4 Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 106.88 14:12.0 5:09:08.0 Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 108.60 14:19.7 5:09:15.7 Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 108.92 14:21.1 5:09:17.1 Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 110.02 14:25.9 5:09:21.9 Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 110.32 14:27.3 5:09:23.3 Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 113.87 14:43.0 5:09:39.0 Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 115.16 14:48.8 5:09:44.8 Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 118.34 15:02.9 5:09:58.9 Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 118.51 15:03.6 5:09:59.6 Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 121.35 15:16.3 5:10:12.2 Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 123.49 15:25.8 5:10:21.8 Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 124.33 15:29.5 5:10:25.5 Pdiff
New York, New York 124.75 15:31.4 5:10:27.4 Pdiff
Miami, Florida 125.41 15:34.3 5:10:30.3 Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 125.81 15:36.0 5:10:32.0 Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 125.81 15:36.1 5:10:32.1 Pdiff
London, England 127.31 15:42.7 5:10:38.7 Pdiff
Rome, Italy 127.86 15:45.1 5:10:41.1 Pdiff
Lima, Peru 128.54 15:48.2 5:10:44.2 Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 139.89 16:38.6 5:11:34.6 Pdiff