Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.2 SOUTHERN PACIFIC OCEAN
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 00:05:51 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
Palmer Station, Antarctica 22.67 5:01.423:43:00.4P
Lima, Peru 37.03 7:09.823:45:08.8P
Wellington, New Zealand 65.4010:42.723:48:41.7P
Mexico City, Mexico 68.3211:01.423:49:00.4P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 69.0411:05.823:49:04.8P
Miami, Florida 73.9911:35.723:49:34.7P
Brownsville, Texas 74.4911:38.723:49:37.7P
Knoxville, Tennessee 83.9112:30.123:50:29.1P
Phoenix, Arizona 84.4712:32.923:50:31.9P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 84.8912:35.123:50:34.1P
Wichita, Kansas 86.2112:41.623:50:40.6P
St. Louis, Missouri 86.6612:43.823:50:42.8P
Los Angeles, California 86.6712:43.923:50:42.9P
Washington, D.C. 87.2712:46.823:50:45.8P
Brisbane, Australia 87.4612:47.723:50:46.7P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 88.5012:52.723:50:51.7P
Golden, Colorado 89.1912:55.923:50:54.9P
New York, New York 89.3812:56.823:50:55.8P
Boston, Massachusetts 91.3413:05.923:51:04.9P
San Francisco, California 91.3713:06.023:51:05.0P
Honolulu, Hawaii 93.8013:17.223:51:16.2P
Ottawa, Canada 93.8613:17.523:51:16.5P
Bangor, Maine 94.0813:18.523:51:17.5P
Duluth, Minnesota 94.8013:21.823:51:20.8P
Seattle, Washington 100.5713:47.623:51:46.6Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 110.7114:32.623:52:31.6Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 120.3415:15.423:53:14.4Pdiff
London, England 123.8615:31.023:53:30.0Pdiff
Agana, Guam 125.1415:36.723:53:35.7Pdiff
Rome, Italy 125.1915:36.923:53:35.9Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 131.2216:03.723:54:02.7Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 143.6716:58.923:54:57.9Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 145.9219:38.923:57:37.9PKPbc
Kathmandu, Nepal 158.5219:58.823:57:57.8PKPdf
Beijing, China 161.3320:02.123:58:01.1PKPdf

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