Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 2.8 EASTERN TEXAS
Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 22:22:51 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
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Wichita, Kansas 6.36 1:34.321:22:07.2Pn
Brownsville, Texas 6.54 1:36.821:22:09.8Pn
St. Louis, Missouri 7.58 1:51.121:22:24.1Pn
Knoxville, Tennessee 8.69 2:06.221:22:39.2Pn
Albuquerque, New Mexico 10.71 2:33.921:23:06.9Pn
Golden, Colorado 11.77 2:48.421:23:21.4Pn
Mexico City, Mexico 13.12 3:06.921:23:39.9Pn
Miami, Florida 13.86 3:17.121:23:50.1Pn
Duluth, Minnesota 14.96 3:32.021:24:05.0Pn
Phoenix, Arizona 14.97 3:32.221:24:05.2Pn
Washington, D.C. 15.79 3:43.021:24:16.0Pn
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 17.52 4:05.021:24:38.0Pn
New York, New York 18.63 4:18.321:24:51.3P
Ottawa, Canada 19.83 4:31.521:25:04.5P
Los Angeles, California 20.12 4:34.621:25:07.6P
Boston, Massachusetts 21.27 4:47.021:25:20.0P
San Francisco, California 23.70 5:12.721:25:45.7P
Bangor, Maine 23.78 5:13.521:25:46.5P
Seattle, Washington 26.50 5:38.221:26:11.2P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 28.75 5:58.321:26:31.3P
Anchorage, Alaska 46.13 8:25.121:28:58.1P
Lima, Peru 46.77 8:30.121:29:03.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 57.00 9:46.421:30:19.4P
Bergen, Norway 67.3910:56.221:31:29.2P
London, England 68.2411:01.621:31:34.6P
Rome, Italy 80.5212:13.121:32:46.1P
Moscow, Russia 83.6412:29.521:33:02.5P
Tokyo, Japan 95.7913:27.021:34:00.0P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 101.9213:54.321:34:27.3Pdiff
Beijing, China 103.0713:59.521:34:32.5Pdiff
Agana, Guam 107.6314:19.721:34:52.7Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 110.7614:33.621:35:06.6Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 120.7715:18.021:35:51.0Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 122.1215:24.021:35:57.0Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 124.9215:36.421:36:09.4Pdiff

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