Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.2 NORTHERN XINJIANG, CHINA
Friday, March 29, 2013 at 17:27:05 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
Kathmandu, Nepal 15.77 3:39.4 5:04:50.4Pn
Beijing, China 22.33 4:54.5 5:06:05.5P
Moscow, Russia 33.42 6:35.2 5:07:46.2P
Tokyo, Japan 40.94 7:38.8 5:08:49.8P
Bergen, Norway 49.59 8:47.5 5:09:58.5P
Rome, Italy 52.94 9:12.6 5:10:23.6P
London, England 56.04 9:35.1 5:10:46.1P
Agana, Guam 57.66 9:46.6 5:10:57.6P
Nairobi, Kenya 63.0810:23.7 5:11:34.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 66.0210:42.9 5:11:53.9P
Seattle, Washington 85.5712:34.5 5:13:45.5P
Bangor, Maine 89.4812:53.3 5:14:04.3P
Ottawa, Canada 90.1712:56.5 5:14:07.5P
Duluth, Minnesota 90.1812:56.5 5:14:07.5P
Boston, Massachusetts 92.3313:06.5 5:14:17.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 92.4513:07.0 5:14:18.0P
Brisbane, Australia 93.0513:09.8 5:14:20.8P
New York, New York 94.4613:16.2 5:14:27.2P
San Francisco, California 94.9013:18.3 5:14:29.3P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 95.4013:20.5 5:14:31.5P
Golden, Colorado 96.4713:25.3 5:14:36.3P
Washington, D.C. 96.7413:26.6 5:14:37.6P
St. Louis, Missouri 98.2213:33.2 5:14:44.2P
Wichita, Kansas 99.0713:37.0 5:14:48.0Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 99.5413:39.0 5:14:50.0Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 100.6413:43.9 5:14:54.9Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 100.8813:45.0 5:14:56.0Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 101.5413:47.9 5:14:58.9Pdiff
Miami, Florida 110.1014:25.9 5:15:36.9Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 110.8814:29.4 5:15:40.4Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 113.5614:41.3 5:15:52.3Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 115.5114:49.9 5:16:00.9Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 117.2014:57.4 5:16:08.4Pdiff
Lima, Peru 145.7919:34.4 5:20:45.4PKPbc
Palmer Station, Antarctica 151.1519:44.1 5:20:55.1PKPdf

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Preliminary Earthquake Report
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