Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 07:05:35 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 13.52 3:10.4 5:09:58.4Pn
Kathmandu, Nepal 16.16 3:45.7 5:10:33.7Pn
Tokyo, Japan 30.47 6:11.2 5:12:59.2P
Agana, Guam 41.93 7:48.8 5:14:36.8P
Moscow, Russia 51.12 9:00.9 5:15:48.9P
Bergen, Norway 66.9410:50.7 5:17:38.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 70.3711:12.2 5:18:00.2P
Rome, Italy 70.3711:12.2 5:18:00.2P
Nairobi, Kenya 70.8311:15.0 5:18:03.0P
London, England 73.7011:32.1 5:18:20.1P
Brisbane, Australia 75.3511:41.8 5:18:29.8P
Honolulu, Hawaii 86.2112:39.7 5:19:27.7P
Seattle, Washington 91.0513:02.6 5:19:50.6P
Wellington, New Zealand 97.8413:33.5 5:20:21.5P
San Francisco, California 98.9113:38.3 5:20:26.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 100.8713:47.0 5:20:35.0Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 103.4513:58.5 5:20:46.5Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 103.7413:59.7 5:20:47.7Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 103.9214:00.5 5:20:48.5Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 104.3214:02.3 5:20:50.3Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 106.3614:11.4 5:20:59.4Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 107.2614:15.4 5:21:03.4Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 108.0114:18.7 5:21:06.7Pdiff
New York, New York 108.1214:19.2 5:21:07.2Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 108.4414:20.6 5:21:08.6Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 108.9114:22.7 5:21:10.7Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 109.0614:23.3 5:21:11.3Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 109.9714:27.4 5:21:15.4Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 112.4414:38.3 5:21:26.3Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 119.5415:09.9 5:21:57.9Pdiff
Miami, Florida 122.9615:25.1 5:22:13.1Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 124.9515:33.9 5:22:21.9Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 129.3015:53.2 5:22:41.2Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 142.9416:53.8 5:23:41.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 160.6919:59.4 5:26:47.4PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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