Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.2 BERING STRAIT
Sunday, March 03, 2013 at 11:21:06 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 9.66 2:18.011:02:46.0Pn
Seattle, Washington 29.89 6:06.411:06:34.4P
San Francisco, California 38.66 7:22.211:07:50.2P
Duluth, Minnesota 42.12 7:50.911:08:18.9P
Golden, Colorado 43.13 7:59.111:08:27.1P
Los Angeles, California 43.45 8:01.711:08:29.7P
Tokyo, Japan 43.91 8:05.311:08:33.3P
Phoenix, Arizona 46.17 8:23.311:08:51.3P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 46.70 8:27.511:08:55.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 46.70 8:27.511:08:55.5P
Wichita, Kansas 47.85 8:36.511:09:04.5P
Beijing, China 48.96 8:45.011:09:13.0P
Ottawa, Canada 49.29 8:47.511:09:15.5P
St. Louis, Missouri 49.77 8:51.211:09:19.2P
Bergen, Norway 52.09 9:08.711:09:36.7P
Bangor, Maine 52.25 9:09.811:09:37.8P
Boston, Massachusetts 53.62 9:20.011:09:47.9P
New York, New York 54.01 9:22.811:09:50.8P
Knoxville, Tennessee 54.08 9:23.411:09:51.4P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 54.26 9:24.711:09:52.7P
Washington, D.C. 54.51 9:26.511:09:54.5P
Moscow, Russia 55.56 9:34.111:10:02.1P
Brownsville, Texas 58.37 9:54.011:10:22.0P
London, England 60.6910:10.011:10:38.0P
Agana, Guam 62.6810:23.511:10:51.5P
Mexico City, Mexico 63.6410:29.811:10:57.8P
Miami, Florida 65.0810:39.311:11:07.3P
Rome, Italy 70.7511:15.011:11:43.0P
Kathmandu, Nepal 71.2211:17.811:11:45.8P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 76.9511:51.311:12:19.3P
Brisbane, Australia 99.5813:41.811:14:09.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 100.9013:47.711:14:15.7Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 109.5714:26.111:14:54.1Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 111.7714:35.911:15:03.9Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 152.4019:48.711:20:16.7PKPdf

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