Historic Earthquakes: Travel Times

Magnitude 6.7 VANUATU
Tuesday, February 08, 2005 at 14:48:22 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
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Brisbane, Australia 18.68 4:02.814:52:23.8P
Wellington, New Zealand 27.67 5:28.914:53:49.9P
Agana, Guam 35.46 6:36.714:54:57.7P
Honolulu, Hawaii 49.27 8:27.914:56:48.9P
Tokyo, Japan 56.10 9:17.914:57:38.9P
Beijing, China 71.6810:59.614:59:20.6P
Anchorage, Alaska 82.5712:00.115:00:21.1P
San Francisco, California 83.7512:06.115:00:27.1P
Los Angeles, California 85.5112:14.915:00:35.9P
Seattle, Washington 87.8412:26.115:00:47.1P
Kathmandu, Nepal 89.5912:34.315:00:55.3P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 90.2112:37.215:00:58.2P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 94.9712:59.015:01:20.0P
Golden, Colorado 97.1413:08.815:01:29.8P
Mexico City, Mexico 97.9513:12.415:01:33.4Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 100.7513:24.815:01:45.8Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 102.8413:34.115:01:55.1Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 107.4913:54.715:02:15.7Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 108.4813:59.115:02:20.1Pdiff
Lima, Peru 111.1114:10.815:02:31.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 112.4014:16.515:02:37.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 116.2014:33.415:02:54.4Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 118.8014:44.915:03:05.9Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 118.9814:45.715:03:06.7Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 120.1414:50.915:03:11.9Pdiff
New York, New York 120.9214:54.315:03:15.3Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 122.8215:02.815:03:23.8Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 123.4715:05.615:03:26.6Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 123.9315:07.715:03:28.7Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 128.5315:28.115:03:49.1Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 128.7615:29.115:03:50.1Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 132.1315:44.115:04:05.1Pdiff
London, England 141.5416:25.915:04:46.9Pdiff
Rome, Italy 144.8816:40.715:05:01.7Pdiff