Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.8 KYUSHU, JAPAN
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 14:28:23 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
Tokyo, Japan 9.10 2:07.8 5:37:05.8Pn
Beijing, China 14.22 3:14.0 5:38:12.0Pn
Agana, Guam 22.11 4:42.2 5:39:40.2P
Kathmandu, Nepal 39.09 7:11.0 5:42:09.0P
Anchorage, Alaska 58.40 9:38.1 5:44:36.1P
Brisbane, Australia 62.2610:04.4 5:45:02.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 64.2610:17.5 5:45:15.5P
Moscow, Russia 66.2110:30.2 5:45:28.2P
Seattle, Washington 78.0211:40.3 5:46:38.3P
Bergen, Norway 78.2611:41.7 5:46:39.7P
Wellington, New Zealand 83.0012:06.8 5:47:04.8P
San Francisco, California 83.5712:09.7 5:47:07.7P
London, England 86.8612:26.0 5:47:24.0P
Rome, Italy 87.4512:28.8 5:47:26.8P
Los Angeles, California 88.4912:33.7 5:47:31.7P
Golden, Colorado 92.6712:53.1 5:47:51.1P
Phoenix, Arizona 92.8712:54.0 5:47:52.0P
Duluth, Minnesota 93.4912:56.9 5:47:54.9P
Nairobi, Kenya 93.5912:57.4 5:47:55.4P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 95.1113:04.3 5:48:02.3P
Wichita, Kansas 98.2713:18.4 5:48:16.4Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 100.1913:27.0 5:48:25.0Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 100.9313:30.2 5:48:28.2Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 102.4213:36.8 5:48:34.8Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 104.2613:45.0 5:48:43.0Pdiff
New York, New York 105.0213:48.4 5:48:46.4Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 105.4013:50.1 5:48:48.1Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 105.4013:50.1 5:48:48.1Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 105.7913:51.8 5:48:49.8Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 107.1713:57.9 5:48:55.9Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 110.8514:14.2 5:49:12.2Pdiff
Miami, Florida 116.3314:38.6 5:49:36.6Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 128.1715:31.1 5:50:29.1Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 142.4216:34.4 5:51:32.4Pdiff
Lima, Peru 148.4419:23.9 5:54:21.9PKPdf

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