Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.4 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 01:54:31 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
Lima, Peru 23.49 5:10.0 7:36:07.0P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 32.83 6:33.6 7:37:30.6P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 53.92 9:23.5 7:40:20.5P
Mexico City, Mexico 59.9610:06.4 7:41:03.4P
Miami, Florida 61.2010:14.8 7:41:11.8P
Brownsville, Texas 65.2610:41.9 7:41:38.8P
Knoxville, Tennessee 71.8811:23.2 7:42:20.2P
Washington, D.C. 73.9911:35.7 7:42:32.7P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 74.9711:41.4 7:42:38.4P
St. Louis, Missouri 75.4111:44.0 7:42:41.0P
New York, New York 75.7111:45.7 7:42:42.7P
Wichita, Kansas 76.2411:48.7 7:42:45.7P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 76.8811:52.3 7:42:49.3P
Boston, Massachusetts 77.3411:54.9 7:42:51.9P
Phoenix, Arizona 77.7111:57.0 7:42:54.0P
Bangor, Maine 79.8712:08.8 7:43:05.8P
Ottawa, Canada 80.4512:12.0 7:43:09.0P
Golden, Colorado 80.5012:12.3 7:43:09.3P
Los Angeles, California 81.0912:15.4 7:43:12.4P
Wellington, New Zealand 81.7512:18.9 7:43:15.9P
Duluth, Minnesota 83.5812:28.4 7:43:25.4P
San Francisco, California 86.1012:41.1 7:43:38.1P
Seattle, Washington 93.8913:17.6 7:44:14.6P
Honolulu, Hawaii 98.1913:37.0 7:44:34.0P
Brisbane, Australia 103.9914:02.8 7:44:59.8Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 105.1614:08.0 7:45:05.0Pdiff
London, England 107.2814:17.4 7:45:14.4Pdiff
Rome, Italy 109.4514:27.0 7:45:24.0Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 114.5814:49.8 7:45:46.8Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 114.6114:49.9 7:45:46.9Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 129.5615:56.3 7:46:53.3Pdiff
Agana, Guam 139.8116:41.8 7:47:38.8Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 153.5819:51.9 7:50:48.9PKPdf
Kathmandu, Nepal 159.8520:00.4 7:50:57.4PKPdf
Beijing, China 171.4020:10.4 7:51:07.4PKPdf

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