Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.9 REYKJANES RIDGE
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
(degrees)
Travel Time
(min:secs)
Arrival Time
UTC
Phase
London, England 21.02 4:43.8 5:46:42.8P
Bergen, Norway 21.68 4:50.9 5:46:49.9P
Bangor, Maine 23.87 5:13.6 5:47:12.6P
Boston, Massachusetts 26.76 5:39.8 5:47:38.8P
Ottawa, Canada 27.38 5:45.5 5:47:44.5P
New York, New York 29.46 6:04.0 5:48:03.0P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 30.63 6:14.3 5:48:13.3P
Washington, D.C. 32.40 6:29.9 5:48:28.9P
Rome, Italy 33.57 6:40.1 5:48:39.1P
Duluth, Minnesota 35.89 7:00.1 5:48:59.1P
Knoxville, Tennessee 39.03 7:26.6 5:49:25.6P
Moscow, Russia 39.27 7:28.7 5:49:27.7P
St. Louis, Missouri 39.98 7:34.6 5:49:33.6P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 43.89 8:06.5 5:50:05.5P
Miami, Florida 44.18 8:08.8 5:50:07.8P
Wichita, Kansas 44.62 8:12.4 5:50:11.4P
Golden, Colorado 47.66 8:36.3 5:50:35.3P
Seattle, Washington 51.17 9:03.1 5:51:02.1P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 51.78 9:07.7 5:51:06.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 52.71 9:14.6 5:51:13.6P
Brownsville, Texas 53.52 9:20.6 5:51:19.6P
Phoenix, Arizona 56.02 9:38.8 5:51:37.8P
San Francisco, California 58.42 9:55.8 5:51:54.8P
Los Angeles, California 58.97 9:59.6 5:51:58.6P
Mexico City, Mexico 59.5810:03.8 5:52:02.8P
Lima, Peru 76.0611:47.7 5:53:46.7P
Nairobi, Kenya 80.9512:14.7 5:54:13.7P
Beijing, China 81.7712:19.0 5:54:18.0P
Kathmandu, Nepal 82.7512:24.1 5:54:23.1P
Tokyo, Japan 88.9512:54.8 5:54:53.8P
Honolulu, Hawaii 89.3112:56.5 5:54:55.5P
Agana, Guam 111.1614:34.6 5:56:33.6Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 124.9615:35.9 5:57:34.9Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 151.2719:48.4 6:01:47.4PKPdf
Wellington, New Zealand 155.7519:55.1 6:01:54.1PKPdf

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