Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 13:54:40 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 14.43 3:21.510:51:58.5Pn
Beijing, China 16.90 3:53.310:52:30.3Pn
Agana, Guam 20.29 4:32.210:53:09.2P
Kathmandu, Nepal 37.61 7:10.510:55:47.5P
Brisbane, Australia 58.35 9:50.810:58:27.8P
Anchorage, Alaska 64.2610:30.810:59:07.8P
Honolulu, Hawaii 67.7510:53.310:59:30.3P
Moscow, Russia 69.0211:01.310:59:38.3P
Wellington, New Zealand 79.7912:03.911:00:40.9P
Bergen, Norway 82.1612:16.511:00:53.5P
Seattle, Washington 83.7212:24.611:01:01.6P
San Francisco, California 88.9612:50.211:01:27.2P
Rome, Italy 89.8512:54.311:01:31.3P
London, England 90.4212:57.011:01:34.0P
Nairobi, Kenya 91.1613:00.411:01:37.4P
Los Angeles, California 93.8313:12.711:01:49.7P
Phoenix, Arizona 98.3313:33.011:02:10.0Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 98.4013:33.311:02:10.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 99.4213:37.911:02:14.9Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 100.7313:43.711:02:20.7Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 104.0913:58.611:02:35.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 106.0914:07.511:02:44.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 106.8214:10.711:02:47.7Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 108.2414:17.011:02:54.0Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 110.1214:25.411:03:02.4Pdiff
New York, New York 110.9214:28.911:03:05.9Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 111.3114:30.611:03:07.6Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 111.3214:30.711:03:07.7Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 111.7214:32.511:03:09.5Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 112.7514:37.011:03:14.0Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 116.1914:52.311:03:29.3Pdiff
Miami, Florida 122.2315:19.111:03:56.1Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 134.0816:11.711:04:48.7Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 137.3716:26.311:05:03.3Pdiff
Lima, Peru 153.1619:46.511:08:23.5PKPdf

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