Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.5 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Friday, February 01, 2013 at 20:47:40 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 21.07 4:40.2 5:22:54.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 31.46 6:17.1 5:24:31.1P
Agana, Guam 32.15 6:23.2 5:24:37.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 47.27 8:28.6 5:26:42.6P
Tokyo, Japan 52.44 9:07.9 5:27:21.9P
Beijing, China 68.3210:56.4 5:29:10.4P
Anchorage, Alaska 79.3412:01.0 5:30:15.0P
San Francisco, California 81.9012:14.6 5:30:28.6P
Los Angeles, California 83.9412:25.2 5:30:39.2P
Seattle, Washington 85.4812:32.9 5:30:46.9P
Kathmandu, Nepal 87.1312:41.0 5:30:55.0P
Phoenix, Arizona 88.7512:48.7 5:31:02.7P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 93.4913:10.7 5:31:24.7P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 93.9813:12.9 5:31:26.9P
Golden, Colorado 95.4113:19.4 5:31:33.4P
Mexico City, Mexico 97.5313:29.0 5:31:43.0P
Brownsville, Texas 99.9313:39.6 5:31:53.6Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 101.2713:45.6 5:31:59.6Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 105.4114:03.9 5:32:17.9Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 106.8914:10.5 5:32:24.5Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 110.9914:28.7 5:32:42.7Pdiff
Lima, Peru 113.0314:37.8 5:32:51.8Pdiff
Miami, Florida 115.4914:48.7 5:33:02.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 116.9214:55.0 5:33:09.0Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 117.1614:56.1 5:33:10.1Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 118.4215:01.7 5:33:15.7Pdiff
New York, New York 119.1415:04.9 5:33:18.9Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 119.8915:08.2 5:33:22.2Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 120.9115:12.7 5:33:26.7Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 121.8215:16.8 5:33:30.8Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 128.3415:45.7 5:33:59.7Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 128.5215:46.5 5:34:00.5Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 128.6415:47.1 5:34:01.1Pdiff
London, England 137.7516:27.5 5:34:41.5Pdiff
Rome, Italy 141.3416:43.4 5:34:57.4Pdiff

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