Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.0 MID-INDIAN RIDGE
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 02:41:03 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
Nairobi, Kenya 41.64 7:48.4 1:28:14.4P
Kathmandu, Nepal 55.26 9:33.5 1:29:59.5P
Brisbane, Australia 71.2611:19.7 1:31:45.7P
Beijing, China 77.9811:58.7 1:32:24.7P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 80.6212:13.1 1:32:39.1P
Agana, Guam 81.3112:16.8 1:32:42.8P
Wellington, New Zealand 82.2512:21.7 1:32:47.7P
Moscow, Russia 86.6612:44.0 1:33:10.0P
Rome, Italy 87.0412:45.8 1:33:11.8P
Tokyo, Japan 89.0712:55.5 1:33:21.5P
London, England 99.6613:43.8 1:34:09.8Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 101.6813:52.7 1:34:18.7Pdiff
Lima, Peru 131.1616:03.6 1:36:29.6Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 134.7316:19.4 1:36:45.4Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 135.3116:22.0 1:36:48.0Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 140.2716:44.0 1:37:10.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 143.2616:57.3 1:37:23.3Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 145.5619:37.9 1:40:03.9PKPbc
Ottawa, Canada 147.6419:42.6 1:40:08.6PKPdf
New York, New York 148.1219:43.4 1:40:09.4PKPdf
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 149.1819:45.2 1:40:11.2PKPdf
Washington, D.C. 150.8719:47.9 1:40:13.9PKPdf
Miami, Florida 154.6419:53.7 1:40:19.7PKPdf
Duluth, Minnesota 155.8419:55.4 1:40:21.4PKPdf
Seattle, Washington 155.9019:55.5 1:40:21.5PKPdf
Knoxville, Tennessee 157.9319:58.2 1:40:24.2PKPdf
St. Louis, Missouri 160.3620:01.2 1:40:27.2PKPdf
San Francisco, California 163.5220:04.6 1:40:30.6PKPdf
Wichita, Kansas 165.2020:06.2 1:40:32.2PKPdf
Golden, Colorado 166.3020:07.1 1:40:33.1PKPdf
Los Angeles, California 168.5120:08.8 1:40:34.8PKPdf
Mexico City, Mexico 169.0820:09.2 1:40:35.2PKPdf
Brownsville, Texas 170.1820:09.9 1:40:35.9PKPdf
Albuquerque, New Mexico 171.0920:10.5 1:40:36.5PKPdf
Phoenix, Arizona 172.1920:11.0 1:40:37.0PKPdf

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