Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 06:43:42 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
Agana, Guam 25.22 5:14.5 3:06:32.5P
Brisbane, Australia 30.00 5:57.1 3:07:15.1P
Tokyo, Japan 43.49 7:51.1 3:09:09.1P
Beijing, China 48.30 8:28.8 3:09:46.8P
Wellington, New Zealand 52.51 9:00.5 3:10:18.5P
Kathmandu, Nepal 55.10 9:19.4 3:10:37.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 76.3611:35.9 3:12:53.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 91.4812:52.6 3:14:10.6P
Nairobi, Kenya 92.7512:58.5 3:14:16.5P
Moscow, Russia 96.9213:17.4 3:14:35.4P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 104.7313:52.1 3:15:10.1Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 107.2014:03.1 3:15:21.1Pdiff
San Francisco, California 108.3514:08.2 3:15:26.2Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 112.1114:24.9 3:15:42.9Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 112.6014:27.0 3:15:45.0Pdiff
Rome, Italy 114.8614:37.0 3:15:55.0Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 117.2914:47.8 3:16:05.8Pdiff
London, England 119.5514:57.9 3:16:15.9Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 121.1215:04.8 3:16:22.8Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 121.3415:05.8 3:16:23.8Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 126.5915:29.1 3:16:47.1Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 127.5715:33.5 3:16:51.5Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 130.9715:48.6 3:17:06.6Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 131.2715:49.9 3:17:07.9Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 132.1315:53.7 3:17:11.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 135.8516:10.2 3:17:28.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 137.0016:15.3 3:17:33.3Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 139.0616:24.5 3:17:42.5Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 140.1216:29.2 3:17:47.2Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 140.3016:30.0 3:17:48.0Pdiff
New York, New York 140.3116:30.0 3:17:48.0Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 140.3316:30.1 3:17:48.1Pdiff
Miami, Florida 145.9119:24.4 3:20:42.4PKPbc
Lima, Peru 147.2619:27.2 3:20:45.2PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 160.7919:46.8 3:21:04.8PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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