Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.4 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 09:10:49 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 20.44 4:37.5 6:04:18.5P
Lima, Peru 60.0010:06.7 6:09:47.7P
Nairobi, Kenya 74.0011:35.8 6:11:16.8P
Wellington, New Zealand 80.3512:11.5 6:11:52.5P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 83.0012:25.4 6:12:06.4P
Miami, Florida 94.8813:22.2 6:13:03.2P
Brisbane, Australia 95.4613:24.8 6:13:05.8P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.0013:36.2 6:13:17.2P
Brownsville, Texas 102.6713:56.9 6:13:37.9Pdiff
Rome, Italy 103.7214:01.6 6:13:42.6Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 105.4314:09.2 6:13:50.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 105.7414:10.6 6:13:51.6Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 105.8514:11.1 6:13:52.1Pdiff
New York, New York 106.0514:11.9 6:13:52.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 106.6014:14.4 6:13:55.4Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 108.1814:21.4 6:14:02.4Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 110.2514:30.6 6:14:11.6Pdiff
London, England 110.3714:31.1 6:14:12.1Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 110.8214:33.1 6:14:14.1Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 112.5214:40.7 6:14:21.7Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 114.6514:50.1 6:14:31.1Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 116.0314:56.2 6:14:37.2Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 117.7115:03.7 6:14:44.7Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 117.7915:04.1 6:14:45.1Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 119.6615:12.3 6:14:53.3Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 119.7815:12.9 6:14:53.9Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 123.5015:29.4 6:15:10.4Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 123.6715:30.1 6:15:11.1Pdiff
San Francisco, California 124.6815:34.6 6:15:15.6Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 130.4016:00.0 6:15:41.0Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 131.9116:06.7 6:15:47.7Pdiff
Agana, Guam 135.4916:22.6 6:16:03.6Pdiff
Beijing, China 149.5919:45.7 6:19:26.7PKPdf
Anchorage, Alaska 152.3719:50.1 6:19:31.1PKPdf
Tokyo, Japan 155.9719:55.4 6:19:36.4PKPdf

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