Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.5 SOUTHERN EAST PACIFIC RISE
Friday, April 05, 2013 at 23:53:25 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 29.60 6:01.822:37:51.8P
Wellington, New Zealand 41.26 7:41.622:39:31.6P
Lima, Peru 57.09 9:42.722:41:32.8P
Brisbane, Australia 63.5010:26.622:42:16.6P
Mexico City, Mexico 78.0911:55.322:43:45.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 81.9212:16.022:44:06.0P
Brownsville, Texas 84.7212:30.422:44:20.4P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 88.9412:50.922:44:40.9P
Phoenix, Arizona 89.6612:54.322:44:44.3P
Miami, Florida 89.7212:54.522:44:44.5P
Los Angeles, California 89.7812:54.822:44:44.8P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 91.9413:04.822:44:54.8P
San Francisco, California 93.3513:11.322:45:01.3P
Wichita, Kansas 96.1813:24.222:45:14.2P
Golden, Colorado 96.7313:26.722:45:16.7P
Knoxville, Tennessee 97.5013:30.222:45:20.2P
St. Louis, Missouri 98.6713:35.322:45:25.3Pdiff
Agana, Guam 101.3513:47.322:45:37.3Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 102.7513:53.522:45:43.5Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 103.3713:56.222:45:46.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 104.3314:00.522:45:50.5Pdiff
New York, New York 105.4114:05.322:45:55.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 105.8814:07.322:45:57.3Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 107.8614:16.122:46:06.1Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 109.0414:21.422:46:11.4Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 110.8314:29.322:46:19.3Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 118.4815:03.322:46:53.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 121.0115:14.522:47:04.5Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 121.6315:17.222:47:07.2Pdiff
Beijing, China 137.5216:27.822:48:17.8Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 144.5316:58.922:48:48.9Pdiff
London, England 147.6119:38.422:51:28.4PKPdf
Rome, Italy 149.0819:40.922:51:30.9PKPdf
Bergen, Norway 153.7719:48.322:51:38.3PKPdf
Moscow, Russia 170.0720:05.722:51:55.7PKPdf

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