Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 21:46:14 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
Palmer Station, Antarctica 19.51 4:24.6 3:33:24.6P
Lima, Peru 60.9210:09.8 3:39:09.8P
Nairobi, Kenya 74.4211:35.0 3:40:35.0P
Wellington, New Zealand 78.9012:00.3 3:41:00.3P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 84.3612:29.1 3:41:29.1P
Brisbane, Australia 93.8913:14.3 3:42:14.3P
Miami, Florida 96.1113:24.4 3:42:24.4P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.8413:36.6 3:42:36.6Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 103.6113:57.8 3:42:57.8Pdiff
Rome, Italy 104.9914:03.9 3:43:03.9Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 106.7814:11.8 3:43:11.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 107.0914:13.2 3:43:13.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 107.1214:13.3 3:43:13.3Pdiff
New York, New York 107.4414:14.8 3:43:14.8Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 108.0314:17.4 3:43:17.4Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 109.6414:24.5 3:43:24.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 111.4514:32.5 3:43:32.5Pdiff
London, England 111.8114:34.1 3:43:34.1Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 112.2314:36.0 3:43:36.0Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 113.6114:42.2 3:43:42.2Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 115.5614:50.8 3:43:50.8Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 116.8214:56.4 3:43:56.4Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 118.7115:04.8 3:44:04.8Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 119.0515:06.3 3:44:06.3Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 120.3515:12.0 3:44:12.0Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 121.2115:15.9 3:44:15.9Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 123.4015:25.6 3:44:25.6Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 124.6015:30.9 3:44:30.9Pdiff
San Francisco, California 125.3615:34.3 3:44:34.3Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 129.9015:54.5 3:44:54.5Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 132.8016:07.3 3:45:07.3Pdiff
Agana, Guam 133.9116:12.3 3:45:12.3Pdiff
Beijing, China 148.8419:41.0 3:48:41.0PKPdf
Anchorage, Alaska 153.3619:48.2 3:48:48.2PKPdf
Tokyo, Japan 154.5119:49.9 3:48:49.9PKPdf

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