Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 14:01:37 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
Beijing, China 16.03 3:45.5 6:54:03.5Pn
Tokyo, Japan 17.79 4:07.7 6:54:25.7Pn
Agana, Guam 23.22 5:07.3 6:55:25.3P
Kathmandu, Nepal 34.05 6:44.2 6:57:02.2P
Brisbane, Australia 59.4610:03.0 7:00:21.0P
Anchorage, Alaska 67.0010:53.0 7:01:11.0P
Moscow, Russia 67.3510:55.3 7:01:13.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 71.6811:22.0 7:01:40.0P
Bergen, Norway 81.2512:16.3 7:02:34.3P
Wellington, New Zealand 81.3312:16.7 7:02:34.7P
Seattle, Washington 86.7812:44.4 7:03:02.4P
Nairobi, Kenya 87.3012:46.9 7:03:04.9P
Rome, Italy 87.8212:49.4 7:03:07.4P
London, England 89.1912:55.9 7:03:13.9P
San Francisco, California 92.3413:10.5 7:03:28.5P
Los Angeles, California 97.2513:32.9 7:03:50.9P
Golden, Colorado 101.3913:51.3 7:04:09.3Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 101.6613:52.4 7:04:10.4Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 101.8113:53.1 7:04:11.1Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 103.8914:02.4 7:04:20.4Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 106.9214:15.8 7:04:33.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 107.9114:20.2 7:04:38.2Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 109.4014:26.8 7:04:44.8Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 109.7714:28.5 7:04:46.5Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 111.8014:37.5 7:04:55.5Pdiff
New York, New York 112.7714:41.8 7:04:59.8Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 113.2314:43.8 7:05:01.8Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 113.7514:46.1 7:05:04.1Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 113.7814:46.2 7:05:04.2Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 115.9514:55.9 7:05:13.9Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 119.6115:12.2 7:05:30.2Pdiff
Miami, Florida 124.7615:35.0 7:05:53.0Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 135.9116:24.5 7:06:42.5Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 136.8916:28.8 7:06:46.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 156.9419:56.7 7:10:14.7PKPdf

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