Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.8 OFFSHORE SUCRE, VENEZUELA
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 10:25:26 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
San Juan, Puerto Rico 8.40 1:58.9 7:23:32.9Pn
Miami, Florida 22.47 4:50.4 7:26:24.4P
Lima, Peru 27.15 5:33.0 7:27:07.0P
Washington, D.C. 30.83 6:05.6 7:27:39.6P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 31.10 6:08.1 7:27:42.1P
New York, New York 31.44 6:11.1 7:27:45.1P
Boston, Massachusetts 32.24 6:18.0 7:27:52.0P
Knoxville, Tennessee 32.42 6:19.6 7:27:53.6P
Bangor, Maine 34.23 6:35.3 7:28:09.3P
Ottawa, Canada 36.27 6:52.7 7:28:26.7P
Brownsville, Texas 36.44 6:54.2 7:28:28.2P
Mexico City, Mexico 36.52 6:54.9 7:28:28.9P
St. Louis, Missouri 37.24 7:01.0 7:28:35.0P
Wichita, Kansas 41.25 7:34.3 7:29:08.3P
Duluth, Minnesota 43.78 7:54.7 7:29:28.7P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 46.88 8:19.2 7:29:53.2P
Golden, Colorado 47.60 8:24.8 7:29:58.8P
Phoenix, Arizona 50.71 8:48.5 7:30:22.5P
Los Angeles, California 55.86 9:26.2 7:31:00.2P
San Francisco, California 59.85 9:54.1 7:31:28.1P
Seattle, Washington 61.9910:08.7 7:31:42.7P
London, England 64.3010:23.9 7:31:57.9P
Bergen, Norway 69.5910:57.4 7:32:31.4P
Rome, Italy 71.5011:09.0 7:32:43.0P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 78.4711:49.1 7:33:23.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 79.3911:54.1 7:33:28.1P
Moscow, Russia 86.6412:31.5 7:34:05.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 91.1812:52.8 7:34:26.8P
Nairobi, Kenya 99.2013:29.1 7:35:03.1Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 121.7315:09.1 7:36:43.1Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 129.2215:42.4 7:37:16.4Pdiff
Beijing, China 129.4415:43.3 7:37:17.3Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 130.4315:47.7 7:37:21.8Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 142.9816:43.4 7:38:17.4Pdiff
Agana, Guam 143.8716:47.4 7:38:21.4Pdiff

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