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 16.23 3:48.1 9:33:51.1Pn
Tokyo, Japan 17.72 4:06.8 9:34:09.8Pn
Agana, Guam 22.97 5:04.5 9:35:07.5P
Kathmandu, Nepal 34.30 6:46.4 9:36:49.4P
Brisbane, Australia 59.2310:01.4 9:40:04.4P
Anchorage, Alaska 67.0010:53.0 9:40:56.0P
Moscow, Russia 67.5910:56.8 9:40:59.8P
Honolulu, Hawaii 71.5011:21.0 9:41:24.0P
Wellington, New Zealand 81.0912:15.4 9:42:18.4P
Bergen, Norway 81.4712:17.4 9:42:20.4P
Seattle, Washington 86.7512:44.3 9:42:47.3P
Nairobi, Kenya 87.5112:48.0 9:42:51.0P
Rome, Italy 88.0712:50.6 9:42:53.6P
London, England 89.4312:57.0 9:42:60.0P
San Francisco, California 92.2813:10.2 9:43:13.2P
Los Angeles, California 97.1913:32.6 9:43:35.6P
Golden, Colorado 101.3713:51.2 9:43:54.2Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 101.6013:52.2 9:43:55.2Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 101.8513:53.3 9:43:56.3Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 103.8614:02.2 9:44:05.2Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 106.9214:15.8 9:44:18.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 108.0014:20.6 9:44:23.6Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 109.4214:26.9 9:44:29.9Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 109.8714:28.9 9:44:31.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 111.8914:37.9 9:44:40.9Pdiff
New York, New York 112.8514:42.1 9:44:45.1Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 113.3114:44.2 9:44:47.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 113.8114:46.4 9:44:49.4Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 113.8214:46.4 9:44:49.4Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 115.9114:55.7 9:44:58.7Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 119.5515:11.9 9:45:14.9Pdiff
Miami, Florida 124.7915:35.1 9:45:38.1Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 136.0016:24.9 9:46:27.9Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 136.7316:28.1 9:46:31.1Pdiff
Lima, Peru 156.8219:56.6 9:49:59.6PKPdf

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