Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.8 OFF EAST COAST OF THE NORTH ISLAND, N.Z
Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 11:25:36 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
Wellington, New Zealand 5.74 1:23.9 5:17:41.9Pn
Brisbane, Australia 22.90 4:46.0 5:21:04.0P
Agana, Guam 58.49 9:34.6 5:25:52.6P
Honolulu, Hawaii 61.52 9:55.2 5:26:13.2P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 66.5110:27.7 5:26:45.7P
Tokyo, Japan 79.8211:45.6 5:28:03.6P
Los Angeles, California 91.6912:44.0 5:29:02.0P
San Francisco, California 91.8812:44.8 5:29:02.8P
Beijing, China 94.5312:57.0 5:29:15.0P
Lima, Peru 94.6812:57.6 5:29:15.6P
Phoenix, Arizona 95.1212:59.6 5:29:17.6P
Mexico City, Mexico 95.6313:02.0 5:29:20.0P
Seattle, Washington 99.0713:17.3 5:29:35.3Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 99.6513:19.9 5:29:37.9Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 100.4613:23.5 5:29:41.5Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 100.6413:24.3 5:29:42.3Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 103.3513:36.3 5:29:54.3Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 107.3313:54.0 5:30:12.0Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 107.7913:56.0 5:30:14.0Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 112.5914:17.3 5:30:35.3Pdiff
Miami, Florida 113.7514:22.5 5:30:40.5Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 114.8814:27.5 5:30:45.5Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 115.1014:28.4 5:30:46.4Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 121.3114:56.0 5:31:14.0Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 121.9914:59.0 5:31:17.0Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 123.7315:06.8 5:31:24.8Pdiff
New York, New York 124.8215:11.6 5:31:29.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 125.1815:13.2 5:31:31.2Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 127.4315:23.2 5:31:41.2Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 128.1615:26.4 5:31:44.4Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 129.7315:33.4 5:31:51.4Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 146.7819:16.2 5:35:34.2PKPdf
Bergen, Norway 155.2819:29.6 5:35:47.6PKPdf
London, England 164.5819:40.6 5:35:58.6PKPdf
Rome, Italy 167.3819:42.9 5:36:00.9PKPdf

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