Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 18:36:03 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
Agana, Guam 21.81 4:48.517:07:31.5P
Brisbane, Australia 36.02 6:56.917:09:39.9P
Tokyo, Japan 37.75 7:11.617:09:54.6P
Beijing, China 41.65 7:44.017:10:27.0P
Kathmandu, Nepal 49.57 8:46.617:11:29.6P
Wellington, New Zealand 58.57 9:52.217:12:35.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 75.6211:40.517:14:23.5P
Anchorage, Alaska 86.7812:39.717:15:22.7P
Moscow, Russia 90.5812:57.617:15:40.6P
Nairobi, Kenya 91.0012:59.617:15:42.6P
Seattle, Washington 103.6813:56.617:16:39.6Pdiff
San Francisco, California 105.9014:06.517:16:49.5Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 106.0314:07.017:16:50.0Pdiff
Rome, Italy 109.0614:20.517:17:03.5Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 110.0214:24.717:17:07.7Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 111.2714:30.317:17:13.3Pdiff
London, England 113.1514:38.717:17:21.7Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 115.1314:47.517:17:30.5Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 118.0415:00.417:17:43.4Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 118.8415:03.917:17:46.9Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 122.2915:19.217:18:02.2Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 124.4015:28.617:18:11.6Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 128.5015:46.817:18:29.8Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 129.6115:51.717:18:34.7Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 130.3115:54.817:18:37.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 130.7715:56.917:18:39.9Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 133.3516:08.317:18:51.3Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 133.5916:09.417:18:52.4Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 135.1016:16.117:18:59.1Pdiff
New York, New York 135.4216:17.517:19:00.5Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 135.5816:18.217:19:01.2Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 135.5916:18.317:19:01.3Pdiff
Miami, Florida 143.1716:51.917:19:34.9Pdiff
Lima, Peru 152.2419:45.017:22:28.0PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 157.5419:52.617:22:35.6PKPdf

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