Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Friday, February 08, 2013 at 05:03:50 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
Kathmandu, Nepal 30.09 6:06.0 8:09:36.0P
Beijing, China 42.74 7:53.6 8:11:23.6P
Agana, Guam 47.65 8:32.6 8:12:02.6P
Tokyo, Japan 52.07 9:06.2 8:12:36.2P
Brisbane, Australia 59.07 9:56.5 8:13:26.5P
Nairobi, Kenya 61.6810:14.4 8:13:44.4P
Moscow, Russia 73.7811:30.7 8:15:00.7P
Wellington, New Zealand 79.8612:05.0 8:15:35.0P
Rome, Italy 86.8612:40.9 8:16:10.9P
Bergen, Norway 91.3713:02.1 8:16:32.1P
London, England 95.2213:19.8 8:16:49.8P
Anchorage, Alaska 100.0513:41.4 8:17:11.4Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 102.6413:52.9 8:17:22.9Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 111.5214:32.3 8:18:02.3Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 120.4815:12.1 8:18:42.1Pdiff
San Francisco, California 126.6015:39.3 8:19:09.3Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 131.5316:01.1 8:19:31.1Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 132.2816:04.5 8:19:34.5Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 133.7516:11.0 8:19:41.0Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 134.2616:13.2 8:19:43.2Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 134.6916:15.2 8:19:45.2Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 135.8616:20.3 8:19:50.3Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 136.6016:23.6 8:19:53.6Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 137.7416:28.7 8:19:58.7Pdiff
New York, New York 138.6816:32.8 8:20:02.8Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 139.4616:36.3 8:20:06.3Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 139.5916:36.9 8:20:06.9Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 140.4616:40.8 8:20:10.8Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 140.8416:42.5 8:20:12.5Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 143.8416:55.8 8:20:25.8Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 149.7719:41.9 8:23:11.9PKPdf
Mexico City, Mexico 153.8919:48.4 8:23:18.4PKPdf
Miami, Florida 154.1219:48.7 8:23:18.7PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 156.0419:51.4 8:23:21.4PKPdf
Lima, Peru 167.4220:03.8 8:23:33.8PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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