Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.9 PRINCE EDWARD ISLANDS REGION
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 13:14:03 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
Nairobi, Kenya 42.01 7:51.321:53:36.3P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 55.32 9:33.721:55:18.7P
Kathmandu, Nepal 82.3712:22.221:58:07.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 86.6212:43.621:58:28.6P
Brisbane, Australia 86.8412:44.721:58:29.7P
Rome, Italy 88.2812:51.621:58:36.6P
Moscow, Russia 98.8013:39.821:59:24.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 100.0613:45.321:59:30.3Pdiff
London, England 100.5613:47.621:59:32.6Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 107.1214:16.722:00:01.7Pdiff
Beijing, China 108.1814:21.422:00:06.4Pdiff
Agana, Guam 110.2614:30.722:00:15.6Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 113.6214:45.622:00:30.6Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 120.2815:15.122:01:00.1Pdiff
Miami, Florida 128.3315:50.922:01:35.9Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 129.9815:58.222:01:43.1Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 130.4216:00.122:01:45.1Pdiff
New York, New York 131.6716:05.722:01:50.7Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 132.1216:07.722:01:52.7Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 132.9416:11.322:01:56.3Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 134.7316:19.322:02:04.3Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 137.3516:30.922:02:15.9Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 137.8816:33.222:02:18.2Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 140.9516:46.822:02:31.9Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 142.1816:52.322:02:37.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 146.0519:39.222:05:24.2PKPbc
Wichita, Kansas 146.9319:41.222:05:26.2PKPdf
Albuquerque, New Mexico 152.5419:50.422:05:35.4PKPdf
Golden, Colorado 153.3819:51.622:05:36.6PKPdf
Honolulu, Hawaii 153.7019:52.122:05:37.1PKPdf
Phoenix, Arizona 155.6319:54.922:05:39.9PKPdf
Los Angeles, California 160.2420:00.922:05:45.9PKPdf
Anchorage, Alaska 161.3320:02.122:05:47.1PKPdf
San Francisco, California 165.0820:05.922:05:50.9PKPdf
Seattle, Washington 166.4620:07.122:05:52.1PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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