Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Sunday, February 03, 2013 at 13:30:01 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
Agana, Guam 20.21 4:34.811:12:44.8P
Brisbane, Australia 22.30 4:57.311:13:07.3P
Wellington, New Zealand 40.92 7:42.111:15:52.1P
Tokyo, Japan 42.43 7:54.511:16:04.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 54.73 9:29.211:17:39.2P
Beijing, China 56.08 9:38.911:17:48.9P
Kathmandu, Nepal 72.9811:29.611:19:39.6P
Anchorage, Alaska 79.2712:05.411:20:15.4P
San Francisco, California 88.6812:53.211:21:03.2P
Seattle, Washington 90.0512:59.611:21:09.6P
Los Angeles, California 91.6513:07.111:21:17.1P
Phoenix, Arizona 96.7513:30.411:21:40.4P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 101.2513:50.411:22:00.4Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 102.1813:54.511:22:04.5Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 102.7513:57.111:22:07.1Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 108.3314:21.811:22:31.8Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 108.3414:21.811:22:31.8Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 108.5014:22.611:22:32.6Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 109.6014:27.411:22:37.4Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 110.4714:31.311:22:41.3Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 113.8214:46.211:22:56.2Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 116.0814:56.211:23:06.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 118.4115:06.611:23:16.6Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 119.6715:12.211:23:22.2Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 121.5915:20.711:23:30.7Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 123.5515:29.411:23:39.4Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 124.4315:33.311:23:43.3Pdiff
New York, New York 124.8915:35.311:23:45.3Pdiff
Miami, Florida 125.0515:36.111:23:46.1Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 126.0315:40.411:23:50.4Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 126.1115:40.811:23:50.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 127.2615:45.811:23:55.8Pdiff
London, England 128.6815:52.111:24:02.1Pdiff
Rome, Italy 129.3215:55.011:24:05.0Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 139.4116:39.811:24:49.8Pdiff

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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