Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 15:45:30 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 20.61 4:39.215:44:44.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 31.26 6:19.915:46:24.9P
Agana, Guam 32.10 6:27.215:46:32.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 47.76 8:37.015:48:42.0P
Tokyo, Japan 52.52 9:13.215:49:18.2P
Beijing, China 68.2911:01.215:51:06.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 79.7512:08.215:52:13.2P
San Francisco, California 82.3912:22.215:52:27.2P
Los Angeles, California 84.4312:32.715:52:37.7P
Seattle, Washington 85.9612:40.415:52:45.4P
Kathmandu, Nepal 86.9212:45.115:52:50.1P
Phoenix, Arizona 89.2312:56.115:53:01.1P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 93.8213:17.315:53:22.3P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 93.9813:18.015:53:23.0P
Golden, Colorado 95.8913:26.715:53:31.7P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.0013:36.215:53:41.2P
Brownsville, Texas 100.4113:46.915:53:51.9Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 101.7613:52.915:53:57.9Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 105.8914:11.215:54:16.2Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 107.3714:17.815:54:22.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 111.4714:36.015:54:41.0Pdiff
Lima, Peru 113.3114:44.215:54:49.2Pdiff
Miami, Florida 115.9714:56.015:55:01.0Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 117.4015:02.315:55:07.3Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 117.6515:03.415:55:08.4Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 118.9015:09.015:55:14.0Pdiff
New York, New York 119.6315:12.215:55:17.2Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 119.9315:13.615:55:18.6Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 121.3915:20.015:55:25.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 122.3015:24.115:55:29.1Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 128.0815:49.715:55:54.7Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 128.5415:51.815:55:56.8Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 129.0915:54.215:55:59.2Pdiff
London, England 137.9416:33.515:56:38.5Pdiff
Rome, Italy 141.3816:48.715:56:53.7Pdiff

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