Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.3 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 20.47 4:37.7 6:47:23.8P
Lima, Peru 59.9310:06.2 6:52:52.2P
Nairobi, Kenya 74.0111:35.9 6:54:21.9P
Wellington, New Zealand 80.4112:11.8 6:54:57.8P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 82.9212:25.0 6:55:11.0P
Miami, Florida 94.8113:21.8 6:56:07.8P
Brisbane, Australia 95.5313:25.1 6:56:11.1P
Mexico City, Mexico 97.9413:35.9 6:56:21.9P
Brownsville, Texas 102.6013:56.6 6:56:42.6Pdiff
Rome, Italy 103.6814:01.4 6:56:47.4Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 105.3514:08.8 6:56:54.8Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 105.6614:10.2 6:56:56.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 105.7814:10.7 6:56:56.7Pdiff
New York, New York 105.9714:11.6 6:56:57.6Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 106.5214:14.0 6:57:00.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 108.1014:21.0 6:57:07.0Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 110.1714:30.2 6:57:16.2Pdiff
London, England 110.3114:30.9 6:57:16.9Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 110.7414:32.8 6:57:18.8Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 112.4514:40.4 6:57:26.3Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 114.5914:49.8 6:57:35.8Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 115.9714:56.0 6:57:42.0Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 117.6415:03.4 6:57:49.4Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 117.7215:03.7 6:57:49.7Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 119.6015:12.1 6:57:58.1Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 119.7215:12.6 6:57:58.6Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 123.4715:29.3 6:58:15.3Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 123.7115:30.3 6:58:16.3Pdiff
San Francisco, California 124.6215:34.4 6:58:20.4Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 130.3916:00.0 6:58:46.0Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 131.8516:06.5 6:58:52.5Pdiff
Agana, Guam 135.5716:23.0 6:59:09.0Pdiff
Beijing, China 149.6519:45.8 7:02:31.8PKPdf
Anchorage, Alaska 152.3019:50.0 7:02:36.0PKPdf
Tokyo, Japan 156.0519:55.5 7:02:41.5PKPdf

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