Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.2 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS REGION
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
(degrees)
Travel Time
(min:secs)
Arrival Time
UTC
Phase
Brisbane, Australia 19.88 4:31.311:13:24.3P
Agana, Guam 31.14 6:18.711:15:11.7P
Wellington, New Zealand 31.65 6:23.311:15:16.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 48.78 8:44.911:17:37.9P
Tokyo, Japan 51.84 9:08.111:18:01.1P
Beijing, China 67.3610:55.311:19:48.3P
Anchorage, Alaska 80.1812:10.511:21:03.5P
San Francisco, California 83.4312:27.611:21:20.6P
Los Angeles, California 85.5412:38.311:21:31.3P
Kathmandu, Nepal 85.6512:38.811:21:31.8P
Seattle, Washington 86.8212:44.611:21:37.6P
Phoenix, Arizona 90.3713:01.411:21:54.4P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 94.2913:19.411:22:12.4P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 95.1113:23.211:22:16.2P
Golden, Colorado 96.9513:31.511:22:24.5P
Mexico City, Mexico 99.3213:42.111:22:35.1Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 101.6713:52.511:22:45.5Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 102.8613:57.811:22:50.8Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 106.8414:15.411:23:08.4Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 108.4614:22.611:23:15.6Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 112.6114:41.011:23:34.0Pdiff
Lima, Peru 114.6714:50.211:23:43.2Pdiff
Miami, Florida 117.2415:01.611:23:54.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 118.3415:06.511:23:59.5Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 118.7215:08.211:24:01.2Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 119.1615:10.111:24:03.1Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 119.9515:13.611:24:06.6Pdiff
New York, New York 120.6615:16.811:24:09.8Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 122.3815:24.411:24:17.4Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 123.2315:28.211:24:21.2Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 126.7015:43.611:24:36.6Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 128.1815:50.111:24:43.1Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 130.4516:00.211:24:53.2Pdiff
London, England 137.5616:31.811:25:24.8Pdiff
Rome, Italy 140.5616:45.111:25:38.1Pdiff

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U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
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