Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.6 UNIMAK ISLAND REGION, ALASKA
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
Anchorage, Alaska 10.48 2:29.5 9:14:22.5Pn
Seattle, Washington 26.44 5:35.9 9:17:28.9P
San Francisco, California 32.28 6:27.8 9:18:20.8P
Honolulu, Hawaii 32.64 6:30.9 9:18:23.9P
Los Angeles, California 37.30 7:11.1 9:19:04.1P
Golden, Colorado 41.17 7:43.3 9:19:36.3P
Phoenix, Arizona 41.34 7:44.7 9:19:37.7P
Tokyo, Japan 42.92 7:57.7 9:19:50.7P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 43.42 8:01.6 9:19:54.6P
Duluth, Minnesota 44.40 8:09.5 9:20:02.5P
Wichita, Kansas 47.11 8:31.0 9:20:24.0P
St. Louis, Missouri 50.63 8:58.0 9:20:51.0P
Beijing, China 53.63 9:20.4 9:21:13.4P
Ottawa, Canada 54.07 9:23.5 9:21:16.5P
Knoxville, Tennessee 55.43 9:33.5 9:21:26.5P
Brownsville, Texas 55.47 9:33.7 9:21:26.7P
Agana, Guam 57.03 9:44.8 9:21:37.8P
Washington, D.C. 57.91 9:51.0 9:21:44.0P
Bangor, Maine 58.02 9:51.8 9:21:44.8P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 58.17 9:52.9 9:21:45.9P
New York, New York 58.24 9:53.4 9:21:46.4P
Boston, Massachusetts 58.62 9:56.0 9:21:49.0P
Mexico City, Mexico 59.4310:01.7 9:21:54.7P
Miami, Florida 65.8110:44.3 9:22:37.3P
Bergen, Norway 65.9110:44.9 9:22:37.9P
Moscow, Russia 69.5211:07.7 9:23:00.7P
London, England 74.2411:36.1 9:23:29.1P
Kathmandu, Nepal 79.5412:06.0 9:23:59.0P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 79.5812:06.2 9:23:59.2P
Rome, Italy 84.7212:33.1 9:24:26.1P
Brisbane, Australia 89.2112:54.8 9:24:47.8P
Wellington, New Zealand 96.4513:28.1 9:25:21.1P
Lima, Peru 97.5713:33.1 9:25:26.1P
Nairobi, Kenya 125.1015:35.4 9:27:28.4Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 141.3416:47.5 9:28:40.5Pdiff

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