Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.3 OFFSHORE GUATEMALA
Saturday, January 05, 2013 at 20:16:43 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
(degrees)
Travel Time
(min:secs)
Arrival Time
UTC
Phase
Mexico City, Mexico 9.32 2:11.619:52:27.6Pn
Brownsville, Texas 13.30 3:05.819:53:21.8Pn
Miami, Florida 15.79 3:38.419:53:54.4Pn
Knoxville, Tennessee 22.67 4:56.019:55:12.0P
Wichita, Kansas 24.39 5:12.319:55:28.3P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 24.61 5:14.319:55:30.3P
St. Louis, Missouri 24.71 5:15.319:55:31.3P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 25.24 5:20.019:55:36.0P
Phoenix, Arizona 27.12 5:37.019:55:53.0P
Washington, D.C. 27.94 5:44.319:56:00.3P
Golden, Colorado 28.52 5:49.519:56:05.5P
Lima, Peru 29.42 5:57.519:56:13.5P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 29.60 5:59.119:56:15.1P
New York, New York 30.73 6:09.019:56:25.0P
Los Angeles, California 31.60 6:16.719:56:32.7P
Duluth, Minnesota 32.78 6:27.019:56:43.0P
Boston, Massachusetts 33.33 6:31.819:56:47.8P
Ottawa, Canada 34.11 6:38.519:56:54.5P
Bangor, Maine 36.31 6:57.419:57:13.4P
San Francisco, California 36.46 6:58.719:57:14.7P
Seattle, Washington 42.50 7:49.019:58:05.0P
Anchorage, Alaska 63.0310:20.420:00:36.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 63.4510:23.220:00:39.2P
London, England 80.0012:02.620:02:18.6P
Bergen, Norway 81.3312:09.620:02:25.6P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 83.7912:22.420:02:38.4P
Rome, Italy 90.8512:56.520:03:12.5P
Moscow, Russia 98.5913:31.720:03:47.7Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 101.9013:46.420:04:02.4Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 111.0214:26.920:04:42.9Pdiff
Agana, Guam 118.1814:58.620:05:14.6Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 118.9015:01.820:05:17.8Pdiff
Beijing, China 120.5915:09.320:05:25.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 127.2415:38.820:05:54.8Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 138.5616:29.120:06:45.1Pdiff

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