Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 14:17:42 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
Tokyo, Japan 1.07 0:18.512:27:56.5Pn
Beijing, China 19.97 4:29.112:32:07.1P
Agana, Guam 21.95 4:50.612:32:28.6P
Kathmandu, Nepal 47.53 8:31.712:36:09.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 49.93 8:50.112:36:28.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 54.89 9:26.912:37:04.9P
Brisbane, Australia 63.4310:26.112:38:04.1P
Moscow, Russia 68.4310:58.312:38:36.3P
Seattle, Washington 68.9211:01.412:38:39.4P
San Francisco, California 74.0011:32.012:39:10.0P
Bergen, Norway 78.0011:54.812:39:32.8P
Los Angeles, California 78.8811:59.612:39:37.6P
Wellington, New Zealand 82.2412:17.612:39:55.6P
Phoenix, Arizona 83.3712:23.512:40:01.5P
Golden, Colorado 83.6412:24.912:40:02.9P
Duluth, Minnesota 85.4512:34.012:40:12.0P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 85.8312:35.912:40:13.9P
London, England 87.1312:42.312:40:20.3P
Wichita, Kansas 89.4612:53.312:40:31.3P
Rome, Italy 89.8912:55.312:40:33.3P
St. Louis, Missouri 92.5213:07.512:40:45.5P
Ottawa, Canada 93.1313:10.312:40:48.3P
Bangor, Maine 95.8913:22.912:41:00.9P
Knoxville, Tennessee 97.1613:28.512:41:06.5P
Boston, Massachusetts 97.4213:29.712:41:07.7P
Brownsville, Texas 97.8213:31.512:41:09.5P
New York, New York 97.8613:31.712:41:09.7P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 98.1013:32.712:41:10.7P
Washington, D.C. 98.2913:33.612:41:11.6P
Mexico City, Mexico 101.2413:46.712:41:24.7Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 102.2713:51.312:41:29.3Pdiff
Miami, Florida 107.9114:16.312:41:54.3Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 120.7015:13.112:42:51.1Pdiff
Lima, Peru 138.6316:32.612:44:10.6Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 144.4416:58.512:44:36.5Pdiff

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