Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Saturday, April 06, 2013 at 08:03:51 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
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Agana, Guam 20.75 4:29.9 7:42:23.9P
Tokyo, Japan 35.72 6:45.3 7:44:39.3P
Brisbane, Australia 38.00 7:04.6 7:44:58.6P
Beijing, China 39.38 7:16.1 7:45:10.1P
Kathmandu, Nepal 47.90 8:24.2 7:46:18.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 60.53 9:55.7 7:47:49.7P
Honolulu, Hawaii 75.1611:27.3 7:49:21.3P
Anchorage, Alaska 85.0112:20.1 7:50:14.1P
Moscow, Russia 88.5112:37.0 7:50:31.0P
Nairobi, Kenya 90.6612:47.1 7:50:41.1P
Seattle, Washington 102.2313:39.2 7:51:33.2Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 103.8413:46.4 7:51:40.4Pdiff
San Francisco, California 104.7813:50.5 7:51:44.5Pdiff
Rome, Italy 107.2214:01.4 7:51:55.4Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 109.0014:09.3 7:52:03.3Pdiff
London, England 111.0514:18.4 7:52:12.4Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 113.5214:29.4 7:52:23.4Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 114.0914:31.8 7:52:25.8Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 116.7014:43.4 7:52:37.4Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 117.6814:47.8 7:52:41.8Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 120.5815:00.7 7:52:54.7Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 123.0115:11.5 7:53:05.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 126.9615:29.0 7:53:23.0Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 128.6615:36.5 7:53:30.5Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 128.8315:37.3 7:53:31.3Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 129.6815:41.1 7:53:35.1Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 131.5515:49.4 7:53:43.4Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 131.7915:50.4 7:53:44.4Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 133.1215:56.4 7:53:50.4Pdiff
New York, New York 133.5215:58.1 7:53:52.1Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 133.7115:59.0 7:53:53.0Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 133.7915:59.3 7:53:53.3Pdiff
Miami, Florida 141.8316:35.0 7:54:29.0Pdiff
Lima, Peru 153.5819:35.5 7:57:29.5PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 155.9419:38.8 7:57:32.8PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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