Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.8 BALLENY ISLANDS REGION
Saturday, February 02, 2013 at 21:00:23 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
Wellington, New Zealand 23.67 5:11.821:05:34.8P
Brisbane, Australia 33.82 6:42.321:07:05.3P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 48.27 8:41.021:09:04.0P
Agana, Guam 74.9011:41.021:12:04.0P
Honolulu, Hawaii 90.9113:03.921:13:26.9P
Lima, Peru 96.5213:29.621:13:52.6P
Tokyo, Japan 97.3413:33.321:13:56.3P
Nairobi, Kenya 101.6313:52.321:14:15.3Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 104.4914:05.021:14:28.0Pdiff
Beijing, China 105.4314:09.221:14:32.2Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 114.8714:51.121:15:14.1Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 118.1515:05.621:15:28.6Pdiff
San Francisco, California 119.4015:11.221:15:34.2Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 120.4915:16.021:15:39.0Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 121.1715:19.121:15:42.1Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 124.3915:33.421:15:56.4Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 127.6315:47.721:16:10.7Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 128.7215:52.621:16:15.6Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 128.8215:53.021:16:16.0Pdiff
Miami, Florida 129.2415:54.921:16:17.9Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 129.4815:56.021:16:19.0Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 130.9916:02.621:16:25.6Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 135.1116:20.921:16:43.9Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 135.4016:22.221:16:45.2Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 140.3016:44.021:17:07.0Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 141.6216:49.821:17:12.8Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 143.3416:57.521:17:20.5Pdiff
New York, New York 144.4917:02.621:17:25.6Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 147.1219:41.621:20:04.6PKPdf
Ottawa, Canada 147.2519:41.821:20:04.8PKPdf
Moscow, Russia 147.5419:42.321:20:05.3PKPdf
Rome, Italy 149.8719:46.221:20:09.1PKPdf
Bangor, Maine 150.0919:46.521:20:09.5PKPdf
London, England 162.8220:03.721:20:26.7PKPdf
Bergen, Norway 164.8320:05.721:20:28.7PKPdf

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