Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.8 SIMEULUE, INDONESIA
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
(degrees)
Travel Time
(min:secs)
Arrival Time
UTC
Phase
Kathmandu, Nepal 27.04 5:37.2 1:52:59.2P
Beijing, China 41.45 7:41.4 1:55:03.4P
Agana, Guam 49.20 8:42.8 1:56:04.8P
Tokyo, Japan 52.02 9:04.0 1:56:26.0P
Nairobi, Kenya 59.45 9:57.2 1:57:19.2P
Brisbane, Australia 62.3010:16.6 1:57:38.6P
Moscow, Russia 70.5811:09.6 1:58:31.6P
Wellington, New Zealand 83.1612:20.3 1:59:42.3P
Rome, Italy 83.5612:22.4 1:59:44.4P
Bergen, Norway 88.1812:45.2 2:00:07.2P
London, England 91.9413:02.7 2:00:24.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 99.0313:34.8 2:00:56.8Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 103.9213:56.5 2:01:18.5Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 113.5314:39.1 2:02:01.1Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 119.6115:06.2 2:02:28.2Pdiff
San Francisco, California 126.2615:35.7 2:02:57.7Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 130.3315:53.7 2:03:15.7Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 130.9415:56.5 2:03:18.5Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 131.2515:57.8 2:03:19.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 131.6715:59.7 2:03:21.7Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 133.5316:07.9 2:03:29.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 133.8216:09.2 2:03:31.2Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 135.3316:15.9 2:03:37.9Pdiff
New York, New York 135.9816:18.8 2:03:40.8Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 136.8616:22.7 2:03:44.7Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 136.9316:23.0 2:03:45.0Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 137.9516:27.5 2:03:49.5Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 138.2516:28.9 2:03:50.9Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 138.5316:30.1 2:03:52.1Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 141.6516:44.0 2:04:06.0Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 148.7419:38.1 2:07:00.1PKPdf
Miami, Florida 151.6019:42.7 2:07:04.7PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 152.7619:44.5 2:07:06.5PKPdf
Mexico City, Mexico 153.4419:45.5 2:07:07.5PKPdf
Lima, Peru 168.4120:02.4 2:07:24.4PKPdf

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