Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Wednesday, February 06, 2013 at 02:58:20 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 20.31 4:33.1 1:05:20.1P
Brisbane, Australia 28.88 5:55.6 1:06:42.6P
Tokyo, Japan 40.08 7:32.1 1:08:19.1P
Beijing, China 47.15 8:29.0 1:09:16.0P
Wellington, New Zealand 51.35 9:01.1 1:09:48.1P
Kathmandu, Nepal 57.27 9:44.3 1:10:31.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 70.7811:13.1 1:12:00.1P
Anchorage, Alaska 86.8012:41.0 1:13:28.0P
Moscow, Russia 97.5213:30.5 1:14:17.5P
Nairobi, Kenya 97.7613:31.5 1:14:18.5P
Seattle, Washington 101.9213:50.0 1:14:37.0Pdiff
San Francisco, California 102.8313:54.1 1:14:41.1Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 106.5414:10.5 1:14:57.5Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 106.8314:11.8 1:14:58.8Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 111.7214:33.5 1:15:20.5Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 112.3114:36.2 1:15:23.2Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 115.6914:51.1 1:15:38.1Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 115.8014:51.7 1:15:38.7Pdiff
Rome, Italy 116.5514:55.0 1:15:42.0Pdiff
London, England 119.9115:09.9 1:15:56.9Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 121.5615:17.2 1:16:04.2Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 122.1415:19.8 1:16:06.8Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 125.4315:34.4 1:16:21.4Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 125.6715:35.5 1:16:22.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 126.8215:40.6 1:16:27.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 131.2316:00.2 1:16:47.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 131.6816:02.1 1:16:49.1Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 134.7616:15.8 1:17:02.8Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 135.1416:17.5 1:17:04.5Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 135.4716:19.0 1:17:06.0Pdiff
New York, New York 135.5416:19.3 1:17:06.3Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 135.7516:20.2 1:17:07.2Pdiff
Miami, Florida 140.3616:40.7 1:17:27.7Pdiff
Lima, Peru 144.4516:58.8 1:17:45.8Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 155.2519:50.7 1:20:37.7PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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