Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.0 EAST CENTRAL PACIFIC OCEAN
Monday, April 29, 2013 at 10:30:45 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
(degrees)
Travel Time
(min:secs)
Arrival Time
UTC
Phase
Mexico City, Mexico 13.85 3:16.310:34:01.3Pn
Brownsville, Texas 20.36 4:36.610:35:21.6P
Miami, Florida 27.13 5:43.210:36:28.2P
Lima, Peru 28.07 5:51.610:36:36.6P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 30.25 6:11.010:36:56.0P
Phoenix, Arizona 30.31 6:11.510:36:56.5P
Wichita, Kansas 32.17 6:27.910:37:12.9P
Knoxville, Tennessee 32.94 6:34.510:37:19.5P
Los Angeles, California 33.49 6:39.410:37:24.4P
St. Louis, Missouri 34.01 6:43.810:37:28.8P
Golden, Colorado 34.55 6:48.510:37:33.5P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 34.70 6:49.910:37:34.9P
San Francisco, California 38.50 7:22.210:38:07.2P
Washington, D.C. 38.83 7:25.010:38:10.0P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 40.55 7:39.310:38:24.3P
Duluth, Minnesota 41.55 7:47.510:38:32.5P
New York, New York 41.70 7:48.710:38:33.7P
Boston, Massachusetts 44.35 8:10.310:38:55.3P
Ottawa, Canada 44.71 8:13.110:38:58.1P
Seattle, Washington 46.60 8:28.010:39:13.0P
Bangor, Maine 47.31 8:33.610:39:18.6P
Honolulu, Hawaii 58.89 9:59.010:40:44.0P
Anchorage, Alaska 67.1810:54.210:41:39.2P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 77.1611:53.910:42:38.9P
Wellington, New Zealand 90.6213:02.610:43:47.6P
London, England 91.3313:05.810:43:50.8P
Bergen, Norway 92.3713:10.710:43:55.7P
Rome, Italy 102.1913:54.810:44:39.8Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 108.3414:22.110:45:07.1Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 109.4214:26.910:45:11.9Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 111.3314:35.410:45:20.4Pdiff
Agana, Guam 113.8414:46.510:45:31.5Pdiff
Beijing, China 124.2015:32.510:46:17.5Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 135.8816:24.310:47:09.3Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 146.7419:40.910:50:25.9PKPdf

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