Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.4 KURIL ISLANDS
Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 06:52:15 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
Tokyo, Japan 11.32 2:38.8 8:08:23.8Pn
Beijing, China 24.45 5:13.0 8:10:58.0P
Agana, Guam 31.16 6:12.9 8:11:57.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 38.86 7:19.1 8:13:04.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 49.29 8:42.5 8:14:27.5P
Kathmandu, Nepal 52.82 9:09.0 8:14:54.0P
Seattle, Washington 58.20 9:47.6 8:15:32.6P
San Francisco, California 63.8910:26.2 8:16:11.2P
Moscow, Russia 64.5710:30.7 8:16:15.7P
Los Angeles, California 68.8610:58.0 8:16:43.0P
Bergen, Norway 71.3311:13.2 8:16:58.2P
Brisbane, Australia 71.7511:15.7 8:17:00.7P
Golden, Colorado 72.8611:22.3 8:17:07.3P
Phoenix, Arizona 73.1211:23.9 8:17:08.9P
Duluth, Minnesota 74.3411:31.0 8:17:16.0P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 75.2811:36.4 8:17:21.4P
Wichita, Kansas 78.5611:54.9 8:17:39.9P
London, England 80.7212:06.5 8:17:51.5P
St. Louis, Missouri 81.4712:10.6 8:17:55.6P
Ottawa, Canada 82.0812:13.7 8:17:58.8P
Bangor, Maine 84.9612:28.5 8:18:13.5P
Rome, Italy 85.5712:31.5 8:18:16.5P
Knoxville, Tennessee 86.0812:34.0 8:18:19.0P
Boston, Massachusetts 86.4012:35.6 8:18:20.6P
New York, New York 86.7812:37.5 8:18:22.5P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 87.0112:38.6 8:18:23.6P
Washington, D.C. 87.1812:39.4 8:18:24.4P
Brownsville, Texas 87.3412:40.2 8:18:25.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 88.4912:45.6 8:18:30.6P
Mexico City, Mexico 91.1712:58.1 8:18:43.1P
Miami, Florida 96.8813:24.2 8:19:09.2P
Nairobi, Kenya 106.5814:07.3 8:19:52.3Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 109.5914:20.6 8:20:05.6Pdiff
Lima, Peru 129.1415:47.4 8:21:32.4Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 150.9719:40.6 8:25:25.6PKPdf

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