Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.5 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 at 04:20:49 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
Brisbane, Australia 20.26 4:34.3 3:54:20.3P
Wellington, New Zealand 31.36 6:19.5 3:56:05.5P
Agana, Guam 31.75 6:22.9 3:56:08.9P
Honolulu, Hawaii 48.20 8:39.2 3:58:25.2P
Tokyo, Japan 52.29 9:10.2 3:58:56.2P
Beijing, China 67.9510:57.7 4:00:43.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 79.9712:08.1 4:01:54.1P
San Francisco, California 82.8412:23.2 4:02:09.2P
Los Angeles, California 84.9112:33.8 4:02:19.8P
Seattle, Washington 86.3512:40.9 4:02:26.9P
Kathmandu, Nepal 86.4312:41.4 4:02:27.4P
Phoenix, Arizona 89.7212:57.0 4:02:43.0P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 93.9613:16.6 4:03:02.6P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 94.4613:18.9 4:03:04.9P
Golden, Colorado 96.3513:27.4 4:03:13.4P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.5513:37.3 4:03:23.3Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 100.9413:47.9 4:03:33.9Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 102.2413:53.6 4:03:39.6Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 106.3114:11.7 4:03:57.7Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 107.8414:18.5 4:04:04.5Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 111.9614:36.8 4:04:22.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 113.8414:45.1 4:04:31.1Pdiff
Miami, Florida 116.5014:57.0 4:04:43.0Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 117.8215:02.8 4:04:48.8Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 118.1115:04.1 4:04:50.1Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 119.3615:09.6 4:04:55.6Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 119.6715:11.0 4:04:57.0Pdiff
New York, New York 120.0815:12.8 4:04:58.8Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 121.8315:20.6 4:05:06.6Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 122.7215:24.5 4:05:10.5Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 127.5115:45.8 4:05:31.8Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 128.4515:50.0 4:05:36.0Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 129.6515:55.3 4:05:41.3Pdiff
London, England 137.8416:31.7 4:06:17.7Pdiff
Rome, Italy 141.1016:46.1 4:06:32.1Pdiff

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