Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 2.8 EASTERN TEXAS
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 13:17:21 UTC

Theoretical P-wave Travel Times

Theoretical P-wave Travel Times

These maps show 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
Wichita, Kansas 6.36 1:34.312:33:07.3Pn
Brownsville, Texas 6.54 1:36.912:33:09.9Pn
St. Louis, Missouri 7.58 1:51.112:33:24.1Pn
Knoxville, Tennessee 8.68 2:06.212:33:39.2Pn
Albuquerque, New Mexico 10.71 2:34.112:34:07.1Pn
Golden, Colorado 11.77 2:48.612:34:21.6Pn
Mexico City, Mexico 13.12 3:07.012:34:40.0Pn
Miami, Florida 13.85 3:17.012:34:50.0Pn
Duluth, Minnesota 14.96 3:32.012:35:05.0Pn
Phoenix, Arizona 14.98 3:32.412:35:05.4Pn
Washington, D.C. 15.78 3:42.912:35:15.9Pn
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 17.52 4:04.912:35:37.9Pn
New York, New York 18.62 4:18.312:35:51.3P
Ottawa, Canada 19.83 4:31.512:36:04.5P
Los Angeles, California 20.13 4:34.812:36:07.8P
Boston, Massachusetts 21.26 4:47.012:36:20.0P
San Francisco, California 23.70 5:12.812:36:45.8P
Bangor, Maine 23.77 5:13.512:36:46.5P
Seattle, Washington 26.51 5:38.312:37:11.3P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 28.74 5:58.312:37:31.3P
Anchorage, Alaska 46.14 8:25.212:39:58.2P
Lima, Peru 46.76 8:30.112:40:03.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 57.01 9:46.612:41:19.6P
Bergen, Norway 67.3810:56.312:42:29.3P
London, England 68.2311:01.612:42:34.6P
Rome, Italy 80.5212:13.212:43:46.2P
Moscow, Russia 83.6412:29.512:44:02.5P
Tokyo, Japan 95.7913:27.112:45:00.1P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 101.9113:54.412:45:27.4Pdiff
Beijing, China 103.0813:59.612:45:32.6Pdiff
Agana, Guam 107.6414:19.812:45:52.8Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 110.7614:33.712:46:06.7Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 120.7715:18.112:46:51.1Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 122.1315:24.112:46:57.1Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 124.9115:36.512:47:09.5Pdiff

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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