Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.6 POTOSI, BOLIVIA
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 13:24:52 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 12.59 2:51.112:59:25.1Pn
San Juan, Puerto Rico 38.10 6:56.013:03:30.0P
Miami, Florida 47.20 8:08.913:04:42.9P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 47.93 8:14.513:04:48.5P
Mexico City, Mexico 50.36 8:32.813:05:06.8P
Brownsville, Texas 54.44 9:02.713:05:36.7P
Knoxville, Tennessee 58.19 9:29.213:06:03.2P
Washington, D.C. 59.23 9:36.413:06:10.4P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 60.01 9:41.713:06:15.7P
New York, New York 60.64 9:45.913:06:19.9P
Boston, Massachusetts 62.00 9:55.113:06:29.1P
St. Louis, Missouri 62.26 9:56.813:06:30.8P
Wichita, Kansas 64.1510:09.213:06:43.2P
Bangor, Maine 64.3610:10.613:06:44.6P
Ottawa, Canada 65.4710:17.713:06:51.7P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 66.5010:24.213:06:58.2P
Phoenix, Arizona 68.4310:36.313:07:10.3P
Golden, Colorado 69.3310:41.913:07:15.9P
Duluth, Minnesota 70.1710:46.913:07:20.9P
Los Angeles, California 72.6711:01.913:07:35.9P
San Francisco, California 77.6311:30.113:08:04.1P
Seattle, Washington 83.7412:02.413:08:36.4P
London, England 91.6712:40.213:09:14.2P
Rome, Italy 95.3312:56.913:09:30.9P
Wellington, New Zealand 96.7113:03.113:09:37.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 98.0113:08.913:09:42.9Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 98.5613:11.313:09:45.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 102.2813:27.913:10:01.9Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 103.9813:35.413:10:09.4Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 114.2614:21.013:10:55.0Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 119.2314:43.113:11:17.1Pdiff
Agana, Guam 149.2419:16.413:15:50.4PKPdf
Tokyo, Japan 151.9119:20.713:15:54.7PKPdf
Kathmandu, Nepal 153.2719:22.813:15:56.8PKPdf
Beijing, China 159.8319:31.613:16:05.6PKPdf

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