Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Saturday, February 09, 2013 at 19:09:00 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 37.28 7:08.9 8:47:12.9P
Brisbane, Australia 38.07 7:15.5 8:47:19.5P
Kathmandu, Nepal 48.90 8:42.7 8:48:46.7P
Beijing, China 50.75 8:56.8 8:49:00.8P
Tokyo, Japan 51.50 9:02.5 8:49:06.5P
Wellington, New Zealand 59.15 9:57.6 8:50:01.6P
Nairobi, Kenya 79.4612:03.3 8:52:07.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 90.1412:57.0 8:53:01.0P
Moscow, Russia 92.7713:09.1 8:53:13.1P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 101.3413:47.6 8:53:51.6Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 101.4513:48.1 8:53:52.1Pdiff
Rome, Italy 107.6114:15.5 8:54:19.5Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 109.9314:25.8 8:54:29.8Pdiff
London, England 115.0314:48.4 8:54:52.4Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 119.0415:06.2 8:55:10.2Pdiff
San Francisco, California 121.3415:16.4 8:55:20.4Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 125.3715:34.3 8:55:38.3Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 130.5215:57.2 8:56:01.2Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 133.4916:10.4 8:56:14.4Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 134.3016:14.0 8:56:18.0Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 137.0516:26.2 8:56:30.2Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 139.8216:38.5 8:56:42.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 143.7216:55.8 8:56:59.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 144.2816:58.3 8:57:02.3Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 144.8217:00.7 8:57:04.7Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 144.8317:00.7 8:57:04.7Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 146.1419:36.1 8:59:40.1PKPbc
Boston, Massachusetts 148.2219:39.9 8:59:43.9PKPdf
Knoxville, Tennessee 148.5219:40.4 8:59:44.4PKPdf
New York, New York 149.1219:41.4 8:59:45.4PKPdf
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 149.5119:42.1 8:59:46.1PKPdf
Washington, D.C. 149.8619:42.7 8:59:46.7PKPdf
Lima, Peru 153.3919:48.2 8:59:52.2PKPdf
Miami, Florida 158.6319:55.4 8:59:59.4PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 172.2820:07.4 9:00:11.4PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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