Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.1 NORTH KOREA
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 13:15:24 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
Beijing, China 9.72 2:20.9 3:00:11.9Pn
Tokyo, Japan 10.08 2:25.8 3:00:16.8Pn
Agana, Guam 30.91 6:18.2 3:04:09.2P
Kathmandu, Nepal 38.14 7:20.6 3:05:11.6P
Anchorage, Alaska 50.79 9:01.7 3:06:52.7P
Moscow, Russia 57.86 9:53.3 3:07:44.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 63.7710:33.6 3:08:24.6P
Bergen, Norway 68.7411:05.5 3:08:56.5P
Seattle, Washington 71.1311:20.2 3:09:11.2P
Brisbane, Australia 71.9411:25.1 3:09:16.1P
London, England 77.5811:57.8 3:09:48.8P
San Francisco, California 77.7911:58.9 3:09:49.9P
Rome, Italy 79.3112:07.3 3:09:58.3P
Los Angeles, California 82.8112:25.9 3:10:16.9P
Duluth, Minnesota 84.9712:37.0 3:10:28.0P
Golden, Colorado 85.4412:39.3 3:10:30.3P
Phoenix, Arizona 86.7512:45.8 3:10:36.8P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 88.4012:53.7 3:10:44.7P
Wichita, Kansas 90.6213:04.1 3:10:55.1P
Ottawa, Canada 90.8713:05.2 3:10:56.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 92.0313:10.6 3:11:01.6P
Nairobi, Kenya 92.5313:12.9 3:11:03.9P
St. Louis, Missouri 92.7113:13.7 3:11:04.7P
Bangor, Maine 92.8113:14.2 3:11:05.2P
Boston, Massachusetts 94.7913:23.2 3:11:14.2P
New York, New York 95.7313:27.5 3:11:18.5P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 96.1813:29.6 3:11:20.6P
Washington, D.C. 96.7213:32.0 3:11:23.0P
Knoxville, Tennessee 96.9613:33.1 3:11:24.1P
Brownsville, Texas 100.4313:48.5 3:11:39.5Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 104.8614:08.2 3:11:59.2Pdiff
Miami, Florida 107.9714:22.0 3:12:13.0Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 118.8815:10.4 3:13:01.4Pdiff
Lima, Peru 142.9916:57.4 3:14:48.4Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 152.5219:51.9 3:17:42.9PKPdf

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