Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Monday, January 28, 2013 at 12:15:36 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
Brisbane, Australia 20.06 4:30.112:04:47.1P
Wellington, New Zealand 31.21 6:15.912:06:32.9P
Agana, Guam 31.82 6:21.312:06:38.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 48.39 8:38.412:08:55.4P
Tokyo, Japan 52.41 9:08.712:09:25.7P
Beijing, China 68.0310:55.812:11:12.8P
Anchorage, Alaska 80.1712:06.712:12:23.7P
San Francisco, California 83.0312:21.712:12:38.7P
Los Angeles, California 85.0912:32.212:12:49.2P
Kathmandu, Nepal 86.4412:38.912:12:55.9P
Seattle, Washington 86.5512:39.412:12:56.4P
Phoenix, Arizona 89.9012:55.312:13:12.3P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 93.8213:13.412:13:30.4P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 94.6413:17.212:13:34.2P
Golden, Colorado 96.5413:25.812:13:42.8P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.7013:35.412:13:52.4Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 101.1013:46.112:14:03.1Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 102.4213:51.912:14:08.9Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 106.5114:10.112:14:27.1Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 108.0314:16.812:14:33.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 112.1414:35.112:14:52.1Pdiff
Lima, Peru 113.8814:42.812:14:59.8Pdiff
Miami, Florida 116.6714:55.212:15:12.2Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 118.0115:01.112:15:18.1Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 118.3015:02.412:15:19.4Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 119.5515:08.012:15:25.0Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 119.7715:08.912:15:25.9Pdiff
New York, New York 120.2715:11.212:15:28.2Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 122.0215:18.912:15:35.9Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 122.9215:22.912:15:39.9Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 127.3915:42.812:15:59.8Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 128.6015:48.112:16:05.1Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 129.7915:53.412:16:10.4Pdiff
London, England 138.0016:29.812:16:46.8Pdiff
Rome, Italy 141.1916:44.012:17:01.0Pdiff

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