Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.5 WESTERN IRAN
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
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Moscow, Russia 25.72 5:25.719:29:57.7P
Kathmandu, Nepal 30.12 6:05.019:30:37.0P
Rome, Italy 32.10 6:22.519:30:54.5P
Nairobi, Kenya 35.44 6:51.419:31:23.4P
Bergen, Norway 41.33 7:40.819:32:12.8P
London, England 41.96 7:45.919:32:17.9P
Beijing, China 52.73 9:09.719:33:41.7P
Tokyo, Japan 71.5011:15.619:35:47.6P
Anchorage, Alaska 85.8412:34.419:37:06.4P
Bangor, Maine 86.1112:35.719:37:07.7P
Agana, Guam 86.2812:36.519:37:08.5P
Boston, Massachusetts 89.0312:49.719:37:21.7P
Ottawa, Canada 89.2012:50.519:37:22.5P
New York, New York 91.7213:02.219:37:34.2P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 92.8913:07.619:37:39.6P
Washington, D.C. 94.6513:15.619:37:47.6P
Duluth, Minnesota 95.0513:17.519:37:49.5P
Seattle, Washington 100.5913:42.219:38:14.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 101.0413:44.219:38:16.2Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 101.1513:44.719:38:16.7Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 101.6613:47.019:38:19.0Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 104.7514:00.719:38:32.7Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 105.4814:04.019:38:36.0Pdiff
Miami, Florida 106.1514:06.919:38:38.9Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 110.2414:25.119:38:57.1Pdiff
San Francisco, California 110.5614:26.519:38:58.5Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 113.1914:38.219:39:10.2Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 113.5514:39.819:39:11.8Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 113.7614:40.719:39:12.7Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 115.2114:47.119:39:19.1Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 120.5115:10.719:39:42.7Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 121.5715:15.419:39:47.4Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 128.3715:45.619:40:17.6Pdiff
Lima, Peru 128.3915:45.619:40:17.6Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 134.6316:13.319:40:45.3Pdiff

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