Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 07:49:09 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
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Kathmandu, Nepal 16.03 3:43.5 0:58:37.5Pn
Beijing, China 26.54 5:35.4 1:00:29.4P
Moscow, Russia 30.20 6:08.0 1:01:02.0P
Tokyo, Japan 45.11 8:13.7 1:03:07.7P
Bergen, Norway 46.89 8:27.7 1:03:21.7P
Rome, Italy 49.13 8:45.1 1:03:39.1P
London, England 52.86 9:13.1 1:04:07.1P
Nairobi, Kenya 59.5210:00.7 1:04:54.7P
Agana, Guam 61.8010:16.2 1:05:10.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 67.8810:55.9 1:05:49.9P
Seattle, Washington 86.8912:42.2 1:07:36.2P
Bangor, Maine 88.1712:48.3 1:07:42.3P
Ottawa, Canada 89.2012:53.2 1:07:47.2P
Duluth, Minnesota 90.0512:57.1 1:07:51.1P
Boston, Massachusetts 91.0713:01.9 1:07:55.9P
New York, New York 93.3213:12.2 1:08:06.2P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 94.3113:16.8 1:08:10.8P
Washington, D.C. 95.7313:23.2 1:08:17.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 95.9713:24.3 1:08:18.3P
San Francisco, California 96.4613:26.5 1:08:20.5P
Brisbane, Australia 96.5313:26.8 1:08:20.8P
Golden, Colorado 97.0613:29.2 1:08:23.2P
St. Louis, Missouri 97.9513:33.2 1:08:27.2P
Wichita, Kansas 99.2213:38.8 1:08:32.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 100.0513:42.5 1:08:36.5Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 100.9513:46.5 1:08:40.5Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 101.6013:49.4 1:08:43.4Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 102.6013:53.9 1:08:47.9Pdiff
Miami, Florida 109.0614:22.5 1:09:16.5Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 111.0514:31.3 1:09:25.3Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 111.4614:33.2 1:09:27.2Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 117.5115:00.0 1:09:54.0Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 119.0515:06.9 1:10:00.9Pdiff
Lima, Peru 143.5316:55.5 1:11:49.5Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 149.3719:42.5 1:14:36.5PKPdf

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