Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Saturday, February 02, 2013 at 04:23:05 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
Lima, Peru 20.97 4:40.5 3:52:46.5P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 35.53 6:54.1 3:55:00.1P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 51.01 8:59.0 3:57:05.0P
Mexico City, Mexico 58.02 9:49.9 3:57:55.9P
Miami, Florida 58.57 9:53.7 3:57:59.7P
Brownsville, Texas 63.1510:24.9 3:58:30.9P
Knoxville, Tennessee 69.3211:04.5 3:59:10.5P
Washington, D.C. 71.2611:16.4 3:59:22.4P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 72.2111:22.1 3:59:28.1P
New York, New York 72.9311:26.4 3:59:32.4P
St. Louis, Missouri 72.9511:26.5 3:59:32.5P
Wichita, Kansas 73.9611:32.4 3:59:38.4P
Boston, Massachusetts 74.5211:35.7 3:59:41.7P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 74.8811:37.8 3:59:43.8P
Phoenix, Arizona 75.9111:43.7 3:59:49.7P
Bangor, Maine 77.0311:50.0 3:59:56.0P
Ottawa, Canada 77.6911:53.8 3:59:59.8P
Golden, Colorado 78.3911:57.6 4:00:03.6P
Los Angeles, California 79.4612:03.5 4:00:09.5P
Duluth, Minnesota 81.0912:12.3 4:00:18.3P
Wellington, New Zealand 84.4412:29.6 4:00:35.6P
San Francisco, California 84.4812:29.8 4:00:35.8P
Seattle, Washington 92.0013:05.8 4:01:11.8P
Honolulu, Hawaii 98.1513:33.7 4:01:39.7P
London, England 104.4714:01.7 4:02:07.7Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 104.7814:03.1 4:02:09.1Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 106.7514:11.9 4:02:17.9Pdiff
Rome, Italy 106.9414:12.7 4:02:18.7Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 111.7114:33.9 4:02:39.9Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 112.6914:38.2 4:02:44.2Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 126.8415:41.0 4:03:47.0Pdiff
Agana, Guam 141.7816:47.3 4:04:53.3Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 153.9119:49.2 4:07:55.2PKPdf
Kathmandu, Nepal 159.4719:56.7 4:08:02.7PKPdf
Beijing, China 170.2120:06.5 4:08:12.5PKPdf

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