Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 21:43:41 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
Beijing, China 14.92 3:28.5 7:59:02.5Pn
Kathmandu, Nepal 17.35 3:59.6 7:59:33.6Pn
Tokyo, Japan 30.28 6:08.0 8:01:42.0P
Agana, Guam 39.82 7:30.0 8:03:04.0P
Moscow, Russia 54.37 9:23.5 8:04:57.5P
Bergen, Norway 70.3011:10.2 8:06:44.2P
Nairobi, Kenya 71.4711:17.3 8:06:51.3P
Brisbane, Australia 72.1711:21.5 8:06:55.5P
Anchorage, Alaska 72.4211:23.0 8:06:57.0P
Rome, Italy 73.3711:28.7 8:07:02.7P
London, England 76.9811:49.5 8:07:23.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 86.1312:37.7 8:08:11.7P
Seattle, Washington 93.1113:10.5 8:08:44.5P
Wellington, New Zealand 94.6813:17.7 8:08:51.7P
San Francisco, California 100.6513:44.4 8:09:18.4Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 103.6513:57.8 8:09:31.8Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 105.6714:06.7 8:09:40.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 106.5714:10.7 8:09:44.7Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 106.6514:11.1 8:09:45.1Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 106.9714:12.5 8:09:46.5Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 109.2114:22.4 8:09:56.4Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 109.5614:24.0 8:09:58.0Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 110.2014:26.8 8:10:00.8Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 110.9814:30.3 8:10:04.3Pdiff
New York, New York 111.2714:31.6 8:10:05.6Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 111.8214:34.0 8:10:08.0Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 112.0414:35.0 8:10:09.0Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 113.0714:39.6 8:10:13.6Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 115.3314:49.6 8:10:23.6Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 121.8915:18.7 8:10:52.7Pdiff
Miami, Florida 125.9615:36.8 8:11:10.8Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 127.0915:41.8 8:11:15.8Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 132.6416:06.4 8:11:40.4Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 140.0216:39.2 8:12:13.2Pdiff
Lima, Peru 163.7120:01.0 8:15:35.0PKPdf

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