Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 21:08:03 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
Tokyo, Japan 3.95 0:58.2 3:43:48.2Pn
Agana, Guam 18.63 4:11.6 3:47:01.6P
Beijing, China 20.96 4:36.8 3:47:26.8P
Kathmandu, Nepal 47.50 8:27.4 3:51:17.4P
Anchorage, Alaska 53.11 9:09.8 3:51:59.8P
Honolulu, Hawaii 55.69 9:28.5 3:52:18.5P
Brisbane, Australia 60.12 9:59.6 3:52:49.6P
Moscow, Russia 70.9411:09.4 3:53:59.4P
Seattle, Washington 71.7911:14.5 3:54:04.5P
San Francisco, California 76.5011:41.9 3:54:31.9P
Wellington, New Zealand 79.3111:57.5 3:54:47.5P
Bergen, Norway 81.0812:07.0 3:54:57.0P
Los Angeles, California 81.3212:08.2 3:54:58.2P
Phoenix, Arizona 85.9212:31.7 3:55:21.7P
Golden, Colorado 86.5212:34.7 3:55:24.7P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 88.5412:44.3 3:55:34.3P
Duluth, Minnesota 88.6912:45.1 3:55:35.1P
London, England 90.1412:51.8 3:55:41.8P
Rome, Italy 92.4013:02.3 3:55:52.3P
Wichita, Kansas 92.4413:02.5 3:55:52.5P
St. Louis, Missouri 95.6513:17.1 3:56:07.1P
Ottawa, Canada 96.5513:21.2 3:56:11.2P
Bangor, Maine 99.3813:33.8 3:56:23.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 100.3213:38.0 3:56:28.0Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 100.4813:38.7 3:56:28.7Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 100.8613:40.4 3:56:30.4Pdiff
New York, New York 101.2613:42.1 3:56:32.1Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 101.4813:43.1 3:56:33.1Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 101.6313:43.8 3:56:33.8Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 102.1213:45.9 3:56:35.9Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 103.6413:52.7 3:56:42.7Pdiff
Miami, Florida 111.0014:25.4 3:57:15.4Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 124.0115:23.1 3:58:13.1Pdiff
Lima, Peru 140.5016:36.3 3:59:26.3Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 141.2016:39.4 3:59:29.4Pdiff

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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