Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 06:08:41 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
Tokyo, Japan 3.75 0:55.319:53:38.3Pn
Beijing, China 21.40 4:44.519:57:27.5P
Agana, Guam 24.04 5:11.519:57:54.5P
Anchorage, Alaska 46.71 8:25.120:01:08.1P
Kathmandu, Nepal 49.49 8:46.620:01:29.6P
Honolulu, Hawaii 52.60 9:09.920:01:52.9P
Brisbane, Australia 65.3210:38.320:03:21.3P
Seattle, Washington 65.6810:40.620:03:23.6P
Moscow, Russia 67.8710:54.620:03:37.6P
San Francisco, California 70.8311:12.920:03:55.9P
Los Angeles, California 75.7211:41.820:04:24.8P
Bergen, Norway 76.5911:46.720:04:29.7P
Phoenix, Arizona 80.1812:06.520:04:49.5P
Golden, Colorado 80.4012:07.720:04:50.7P
Duluth, Minnesota 82.2512:17.520:05:00.5P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 82.6012:19.320:05:02.3P
Wellington, New Zealand 83.4612:23.720:05:06.7P
London, England 85.8312:35.720:05:18.7P
Wichita, Kansas 86.2212:37.620:05:20.6P
Rome, Italy 89.2712:52.220:05:35.2P
St. Louis, Missouri 89.2912:52.320:05:35.3P
Ottawa, Canada 90.0512:55.820:05:38.8P
Bangor, Maine 92.8913:09.020:05:52.0P
Knoxville, Tennessee 93.9413:13.720:05:56.8P
Boston, Massachusetts 94.3613:15.720:05:58.7P
Brownsville, Texas 94.6113:16.820:05:59.8P
New York, New York 94.7513:17.520:06:00.5P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 94.9813:18.520:06:01.5P
Washington, D.C. 95.1413:19.220:06:02.2P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.0913:32.520:06:15.5P
Nairobi, Kenya 104.1613:59.420:06:42.4Pdiff
Miami, Florida 104.6814:01.720:06:44.7Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 117.5414:58.820:07:41.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 135.6216:19.120:09:02.1Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 146.0019:34.920:12:17.9PKPbc

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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