Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.2 SCOTIA SEA
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 00:17:39 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
Palmer Station, Antarctica 15.69 3:39.920:21:26.9Pn
Lima, Peru 58.45 9:54.520:27:41.5P
Wellington, New Zealand 76.3311:47.720:29:34.7P
Nairobi, Kenya 78.5111:59.920:29:46.9P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 83.3412:25.620:30:12.6P
Brisbane, Australia 92.3313:08.920:30:55.9P
Miami, Florida 94.4413:18.620:31:05.6P
Mexico City, Mexico 96.0713:26.020:31:13.0P
Brownsville, Texas 101.0913:48.420:31:35.4Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 105.4514:07.720:31:54.7Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 105.6314:08.520:31:55.5Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 106.1014:10.620:31:57.6Pdiff
New York, New York 106.5014:12.420:31:59.4Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 107.2814:15.820:32:02.8Pdiff
Rome, Italy 108.2114:20.020:32:07.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 109.0714:23.820:32:10.8Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 109.6414:26.320:32:13.3Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 111.3414:33.920:32:20.9Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 111.4514:34.420:32:21.4Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 112.9214:40.920:32:27.9Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 113.9114:45.320:32:32.3Pdiff
London, England 114.4414:47.620:32:34.6Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 116.2814:55.820:32:42.8Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 117.2214:60.020:32:47.0Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 117.4515:01.020:32:48.0Pdiff
San Francisco, California 122.2115:22.120:33:09.1Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 123.8615:29.420:33:16.4Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 125.8215:38.120:33:25.1Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 127.0715:43.720:33:30.7Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 128.1915:48.620:33:35.6Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 130.0515:56.920:33:43.9Pdiff
Agana, Guam 133.0716:10.320:33:57.3Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 150.7419:46.020:37:33.0PKPdf
Beijing, China 151.6119:47.320:37:34.3PKPdf
Tokyo, Japan 154.6619:51.920:37:38.9PKPdf

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