Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.1 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Monday, March 25, 2013 at 05:55:05 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
Palmer Station, Antarctica 18.30 4:13.9 5:59:18.9Pn
Lima, Peru 60.3610:09.2 6:05:14.2P
Nairobi, Kenya 75.6311:45.2 6:06:50.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 77.9711:58.4 6:07:03.4P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 84.2812:32.0 6:07:37.0P
Brisbane, Australia 93.2213:14.6 6:08:19.6P
Miami, Florida 95.8213:26.4 6:08:31.4P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.1913:37.1 6:08:42.1P
Brownsville, Texas 103.0513:58.6 6:09:03.6Pdiff
Rome, Italy 106.0814:12.1 6:09:17.1Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 106.6714:14.7 6:09:19.7Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 106.8214:15.4 6:09:20.4Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 107.0414:16.4 6:09:21.4Pdiff
New York, New York 107.3914:17.9 6:09:22.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 108.0414:20.8 6:09:25.8Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 109.7114:28.2 6:09:33.2Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 111.1214:34.5 6:09:39.5Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 112.2014:39.2 6:09:44.2Pdiff
London, England 112.7614:41.7 6:09:46.7Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 113.1814:43.6 6:09:48.6Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 114.9614:51.5 6:09:56.5Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 116.1314:56.7 6:10:01.7Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 118.1915:05.8 6:10:10.8Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 118.8015:08.5 6:10:13.5Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 119.5815:12.0 6:10:17.0Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 122.1715:23.5 6:10:28.5Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 124.3915:33.3 6:10:38.3Pdiff
San Francisco, California 124.5815:34.2 6:10:39.2Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 125.7715:39.5 6:10:44.5Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 128.6815:52.4 6:10:57.4Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 132.1716:07.9 6:11:12.9Pdiff
Agana, Guam 133.4716:13.7 6:11:18.7Pdiff
Beijing, China 149.5319:45.6 6:14:50.6PKPdf
Anchorage, Alaska 152.8019:50.8 6:14:55.8PKPdf
Tokyo, Japan 154.3919:53.1 6:14:58.1PKPdf

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