Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.9 CENTRAL MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE
Wednesday, April 03, 2013 at 13:26:17 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
San Juan, Puerto Rico 42.13 7:52.3 5:37:28.3P
Lima, Peru 51.16 9:03.0 5:38:39.0P
Rome, Italy 54.31 9:26.3 5:39:02.3P
London, England 55.46 9:34.7 5:39:10.7P
Miami, Florida 56.80 9:44.3 5:39:20.3P
Boston, Massachusetts 57.15 9:46.8 5:39:22.8P
Bangor, Maine 57.24 9:47.4 5:39:23.4P
New York, New York 58.13 9:53.7 5:39:29.7P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 58.52 9:56.4 5:39:32.4P
Washington, D.C. 59.3010:01.8 5:39:37.8P
Ottawa, Canada 61.6410:17.9 5:39:53.9P
Nairobi, Kenya 64.0010:33.6 5:40:09.6P
Knoxville, Tennessee 64.0810:34.1 5:40:10.1P
Bergen, Norway 64.5310:37.1 5:40:13.1P
St. Louis, Missouri 68.7811:04.2 5:40:40.2P
Brownsville, Texas 72.0511:24.2 5:41:00.2P
Duluth, Minnesota 72.5711:27.4 5:41:03.4P
Mexico City, Mexico 72.8211:28.8 5:41:04.8P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 72.9911:29.8 5:41:05.8P
Wichita, Kansas 73.9611:35.6 5:41:11.6P
Moscow, Russia 75.4711:44.3 5:41:20.3P
Golden, Colorado 80.3512:11.5 5:41:47.5P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 80.9812:14.8 5:41:50.8P
Phoenix, Arizona 85.3712:37.4 5:42:13.4P
Los Angeles, California 90.5113:02.0 5:42:38.0P
Seattle, Washington 92.9513:13.3 5:42:49.3P
San Francisco, California 93.7413:16.9 5:42:52.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 104.5314:05.2 5:43:41.2Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 109.4414:27.0 5:44:03.0Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 127.1115:45.4 5:45:21.4Pdiff
Beijing, China 127.6415:47.8 5:45:23.8Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 135.0316:20.6 5:45:56.6Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 141.7816:50.5 5:46:26.5Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 153.3919:51.6 5:49:27.6PKPdf
Agana, Guam 163.7720:04.7 5:49:40.7PKPdf

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