Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 05:22:17 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
Mexico City, Mexico 7.98 1:53.412:57:12.4Pn
Brownsville, Texas 12.56 2:56.012:58:15.0Pn
Miami, Florida 16.78 3:52.012:59:11.0Pn
Knoxville, Tennessee 22.95 5:00.713:00:19.7P
Wichita, Kansas 23.97 5:10.513:00:29.5P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 24.31 5:13.713:00:32.7P
St. Louis, Missouri 24.68 5:17.013:00:36.0P
Phoenix, Arizona 25.97 5:28.813:00:47.8P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 26.17 5:30.613:00:49.6P
Golden, Colorado 27.79 5:45.113:01:04.1P
Washington, D.C. 28.52 5:51.613:01:10.6P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 30.22 6:06.713:01:25.7P
Los Angeles, California 30.34 6:07.713:01:26.7P
Lima, Peru 30.38 6:08.113:01:27.1P
New York, New York 31.36 6:16.713:01:35.7P
Duluth, Minnesota 32.64 6:28.013:01:47.0P
Boston, Massachusetts 34.00 6:39.713:01:58.7P
Ottawa, Canada 34.56 6:44.613:02:03.6P
San Francisco, California 35.24 6:50.413:02:09.4P
Bangor, Maine 36.96 7:05.113:02:24.1P
Seattle, Washington 41.55 7:43.513:03:02.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 61.8410:14.913:05:33.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 62.1510:17.013:05:36.0P
London, England 80.9312:10.113:07:29.1P
Bergen, Norway 82.0212:15.913:07:34.9P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 84.2212:27.213:07:46.2P
Rome, Italy 91.9413:04.213:08:23.2P
Moscow, Russia 99.1813:36.913:08:55.9Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 100.7313:43.813:09:02.8Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 109.8014:24.013:09:43.0Pdiff
Agana, Guam 116.6214:54.313:10:13.3Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 117.4514:58.013:10:17.0Pdiff
Beijing, China 119.7615:08.313:10:27.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 128.8315:48.513:11:07.5Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 138.5116:31.513:11:50.5Pdiff

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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