Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Monday, April 22, 2013 at 14:45:43 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 16.05 3:45.3 4:08:19.3Pn
Tokyo, Japan 18.02 4:10.0 4:08:44.0Pn
Agana, Guam 23.38 5:08.3 4:09:42.3P
Kathmandu, Nepal 33.86 6:42.0 4:11:16.0P
Brisbane, Australia 59.4910:02.5 4:14:36.5P
Anchorage, Alaska 67.2010:53.7 4:15:27.7P
Moscow, Russia 67.3010:54.3 4:15:28.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 71.9111:22.8 4:15:56.8P
Bergen, Norway 81.2412:15.6 4:16:49.6P
Wellington, New Zealand 81.3812:16.3 4:16:50.3P
Seattle, Washington 86.9912:44.8 4:17:18.8P
Nairobi, Kenya 87.0812:45.2 4:17:19.2P
Rome, Italy 87.7412:48.4 4:17:22.4P
London, England 89.1612:55.1 4:17:29.1P
San Francisco, California 92.5713:10.9 4:17:44.9P
Los Angeles, California 97.4813:33.2 4:18:07.2P
Golden, Colorado 101.6013:51.5 4:18:25.5Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 101.8813:52.8 4:18:26.8Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 101.9913:53.3 4:18:27.3Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 104.1114:02.7 4:18:36.7Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 107.1214:16.1 4:18:50.1Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 108.0614:20.2 4:18:54.2Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 109.5914:27.0 4:19:01.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 109.9014:28.4 4:19:02.4Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 111.9414:37.5 4:19:11.5Pdiff
New York, New York 112.9214:41.8 4:19:15.8Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 113.3814:43.9 4:19:17.9Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 113.9114:46.2 4:19:20.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 113.9614:46.4 4:19:20.4Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 116.1614:56.2 4:19:30.2Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 119.8415:12.5 4:19:46.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 124.9515:35.2 4:20:09.2Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 136.0616:24.5 4:20:58.5Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 136.8016:27.8 4:21:01.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 157.1819:56.4 4:24:30.4PKPdf

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