Historic Earthquakes: Travel Times

Magnitude 6.7 KERMADEC ISLANDS, NEW ZEALAND
2003 May 04 13:15:14 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
Wellington, New Zealand 12.03 2:49.113:18:04.1Pn
Brisbane, Australia 25.16 5:22.113:20:37.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 55.23 9:29.713:24:44.7P
Agana, Guam 56.32 9:37.413:24:52.4P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 70.5911:11.913:26:26.9P
Tokyo, Japan 76.7211:47.913:27:02.9P
Los Angeles, California 85.7312:35.713:27:50.7P
San Francisco, California 85.7712:35.913:27:50.9P
Mexico City, Mexico 90.8713:00.113:28:15.1P
Beijing, China 92.5513:07.913:28:22.9P
Seattle, Washington 92.8113:09.113:28:24.1P
Lima, Peru 93.4913:12.213:28:27.2P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 93.9113:14.113:28:29.1P
Anchorage, Alaska 94.3413:16.113:28:31.1P
Brownsville, Texas 95.5613:21.713:28:36.7P
Golden, Colorado 97.4713:30.213:28:45.2P
Wichita, Kansas 101.6813:48.913:29:03.9Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 107.0414:12.713:29:27.7Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 108.5114:19.213:29:34.2Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 109.1714:22.213:29:37.2Pdiff
Miami, Florida 109.2714:22.613:29:37.6Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 109.5914:24.013:29:39.0Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 116.6814:55.513:30:10.5Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 118.0215:01.513:30:16.5Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 118.3915:03.113:30:18.1Pdiff
New York, New York 119.4615:07.813:30:22.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 119.5115:08.113:30:23.1Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 122.0015:19.113:30:34.1Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 124.1715:28.813:30:43.8Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 133.8816:11.913:31:26.9Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 144.2216:57.813:32:12.8Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 150.0719:41.413:34:56.4PKPdf
London, England 159.0419:53.913:35:08.9PKPdf
Rome, Italy 165.6920:00.613:35:15.6PKPdf