Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.6 SOUTH OF PANAMA
Saturday, March 09, 2013 at 03:57:38 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
Lima, Peru 18.94 4:21.1 4:15:39.1P
Miami, Florida 19.66 4:29.0 4:15:47.0P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 20.23 4:35.2 4:15:53.2P
Mexico City, Mexico 20.81 4:41.5 4:15:59.5P
Brownsville, Texas 24.25 5:17.1 4:16:35.1P
Knoxville, Tennessee 29.77 6:06.7 4:17:24.7P
Washington, D.C. 33.00 6:35.1 4:17:53.1P
St. Louis, Missouri 33.11 6:36.1 4:17:54.1P
Wichita, Kansas 34.21 6:45.6 4:18:03.6P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 34.33 6:46.7 4:18:04.7P
New York, New York 35.29 6:54.9 4:18:12.9P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 36.32 7:03.8 4:18:21.8P
Boston, Massachusetts 37.48 7:13.6 4:18:31.6P
Phoenix, Arizona 38.54 7:22.5 4:18:40.5P
Golden, Colorado 39.15 7:27.7 4:18:45.7P
Ottawa, Canada 39.59 7:31.3 4:18:49.3P
Bangor, Maine 40.37 7:37.8 4:18:55.8P
Duluth, Minnesota 41.29 7:45.4 4:19:03.4P
Los Angeles, California 43.09 8:00.0 4:19:18.0P
San Francisco, California 47.92 8:38.3 4:19:56.3P
Seattle, Washington 53.54 9:20.7 4:20:38.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 73.8111:34.7 4:22:52.7P
Honolulu, Hawaii 74.0311:36.0 4:22:54.0P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 74.9011:41.0 4:22:59.0P
London, England 80.5412:12.5 4:23:30.5P
Bergen, Norway 83.7112:29.1 4:23:47.1P
Rome, Italy 89.7612:58.6 4:24:16.6P
Moscow, Russia 101.3313:51.0 4:25:09.0Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 103.4814:00.5 4:25:18.5Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 119.4315:11.3 4:26:29.3Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 122.4515:24.7 4:26:42.7Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 123.1915:28.0 4:26:46.0Pdiff
Agana, Guam 129.0915:54.2 4:27:12.2Pdiff
Beijing, China 130.9316:02.4 4:27:20.4Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 144.4117:02.2 4:28:20.2Pdiff

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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