Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.6 NICOBAR ISLANDS, INDIA REGION
Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 06:07:25 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
Kathmandu, Nepal 21.12 4:37.4 6:12:02.4P
Beijing, China 37.27 7:03.0 6:14:28.0P
Tokyo, Japan 49.66 8:42.5 6:16:07.5P
Agana, Guam 49.82 8:43.7 6:16:08.7P
Nairobi, Kenya 57.99 9:43.2 6:17:08.2P
Moscow, Russia 64.7910:29.1 6:17:54.1P
Brisbane, Australia 67.0110:43.4 6:18:08.4P
Rome, Italy 78.4111:50.9 6:19:15.9P
Bergen, Norway 82.3712:12.1 6:19:37.1P
London, England 86.3612:32.2 6:19:57.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 88.3412:41.7 6:20:06.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 94.8613:11.8 6:20:36.8P
Honolulu, Hawaii 103.4713:50.2 6:21:15.2Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 115.5414:43.8 6:22:08.8Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 118.7814:58.2 6:22:23.2Pdiff
San Francisco, California 122.8615:16.3 6:22:41.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 124.9815:25.7 6:22:50.7Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 125.0415:26.0 6:22:51.0Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 125.8515:29.6 6:22:54.6Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 127.8915:38.6 6:23:03.6Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 127.9315:38.8 6:23:03.8Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 128.9915:43.5 6:23:08.5Pdiff
New York, New York 130.1115:48.5 6:23:13.5Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 131.0715:52.8 6:23:17.8Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 131.6015:55.1 6:23:20.1Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 132.4315:58.8 6:23:23.8Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 132.6315:59.7 6:23:24.7Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 132.9916:01.3 6:23:26.3Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 133.1716:02.0 6:23:27.0Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 136.0616:14.9 6:23:39.9Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 144.2116:51.1 6:24:16.1Pdiff
Miami, Florida 145.7819:27.9 6:26:52.9PKPbc
San Juan, Puerto Rico 147.1419:30.9 6:26:55.9PKPdf
Mexico City, Mexico 149.5319:34.9 6:26:59.9PKPdf
Lima, Peru 170.6019:59.3 6:27:24.3PKPdf

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