Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 12:41:46 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 34.12 6:41.911:07:03.9P
Beijing, China 44.82 8:11.011:08:33.0P
Agana, Guam 46.06 8:20.811:08:42.8P
Tokyo, Japan 52.57 9:10.611:09:32.6P
Brisbane, Australia 55.02 9:28.511:09:50.5P
Nairobi, Kenya 64.4610:33.511:10:55.5P
Wellington, New Zealand 75.6711:42.311:12:04.3P
Moscow, Russia 77.9211:55.011:12:17.0P
Rome, Italy 91.0513:01.311:13:23.3P
Bergen, Norway 95.4913:21.711:13:43.7P
London, England 99.4313:39.311:14:01.3Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 101.1613:47.011:14:09.0Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 101.5313:48.711:14:10.7Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 108.7214:20.611:14:42.6Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 121.6515:18.011:15:40.0Pdiff
San Francisco, California 127.0615:42.011:16:04.0Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 131.8716:03.411:16:25.4Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 134.8016:16.311:16:38.3Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 136.1516:22.411:16:44.4Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 136.4716:23.711:16:45.7Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 137.3916:27.811:16:49.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 137.6016:28.811:16:50.8Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 138.8116:34.111:16:56.1Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 140.1816:40.211:17:02.2Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 141.3416:45.411:17:07.4Pdiff
New York, New York 142.1516:48.911:17:10.9Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 142.8916:52.311:17:14.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 143.0016:52.811:17:14.8Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 144.1716:57.911:17:19.9Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 146.5919:37.311:19:59.3PKPdf
Brownsville, Texas 150.8619:44.411:20:06.4PKPdf
Mexico City, Mexico 154.1219:49.411:20:11.4PKPdf
Miami, Florida 157.2419:53.811:20:15.8PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 160.2519:57.611:20:19.6PKPdf
Lima, Peru 164.9920:02.511:20:24.5PKPdf

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