Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.9 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Monday, February 25, 2013 at 13:54:51 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
Brisbane, Australia 20.37 4:36.6 9:03:44.6P
Agana, Guam 31.44 6:21.4 9:05:29.4P
Wellington, New Zealand 31.65 6:23.2 9:05:31.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 48.18 8:40.3 9:07:48.2P
Tokyo, Japan 51.98 9:09.2 9:08:17.2P
Beijing, China 67.6410:57.1 9:10:05.1P
Anchorage, Alaska 79.8012:08.4 9:11:16.4P
San Francisco, California 82.8212:24.4 9:11:32.4P
Los Angeles, California 84.9112:35.1 9:11:43.1P
Kathmandu, Nepal 86.1512:41.3 9:11:49.3P
Seattle, Washington 86.2812:41.9 9:11:49.9P
Phoenix, Arizona 89.7412:58.4 9:12:06.4P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 94.2513:19.2 9:12:27.2P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 94.4713:20.2 9:12:28.2P
Golden, Colorado 96.3413:28.7 9:12:36.7P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.6513:39.0 9:12:47.0Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 101.0113:49.5 9:12:57.5Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 102.2413:55.0 9:13:03.0Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 106.2714:12.8 9:13:20.8Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 107.8414:19.8 9:13:27.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 111.9714:38.2 9:13:46.2Pdiff
Lima, Peru 114.1014:47.6 9:13:55.6Pdiff
Miami, Florida 116.5814:58.6 9:14:06.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 117.7715:03.9 9:14:11.9Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 118.1115:05.4 9:14:13.4Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 119.3515:10.9 9:14:18.9Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 119.3615:11.0 9:14:19.0Pdiff
New York, New York 120.0615:14.0 9:14:22.0Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 121.7915:21.8 9:14:29.8Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 122.6615:25.6 9:14:33.6Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 127.3715:46.5 9:14:54.5Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 128.1715:50.0 9:14:58.0Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 129.7715:57.2 9:15:05.2Pdiff
London, England 137.5616:31.7 9:15:39.7Pdiff
Rome, Italy 140.7916:46.1 9:15:54.1Pdiff

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