Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.2 YUNNAN, CHINA
Sunday, March 03, 2013 at 09:27:09 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
Kathmandu, Nepal 13.00 3:02.3 5:44:22.3Pn
Beijing, China 19.74 4:26.9 5:45:46.9P
Tokyo, Japan 35.52 6:53.7 5:48:13.7P
Agana, Guam 43.95 8:03.7 5:49:23.8P
Moscow, Russia 53.32 9:15.8 5:50:35.8P
Nairobi, Kenya 66.3910:45.7 5:52:05.7P
Bergen, Norway 69.9411:08.0 5:52:28.0P
Rome, Italy 71.2411:15.9 5:52:35.9P
Brisbane, Australia 73.8111:31.2 5:52:51.2P
London, England 75.9711:43.7 5:53:03.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 76.7811:48.3 5:53:08.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 91.3613:02.4 5:54:22.4P
Wellington, New Zealand 96.3513:25.2 5:54:45.2P
Seattle, Washington 97.4713:30.2 5:54:50.2P
San Francisco, California 105.3114:05.1 5:55:25.1Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 106.8814:12.1 5:55:32.1Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 108.8514:20.8 5:55:40.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 108.8914:21.0 5:55:41.0Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 110.3214:27.3 5:55:47.3Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 110.6614:28.8 5:55:48.8Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 111.5714:32.9 5:55:52.9Pdiff
New York, New York 113.4614:41.3 5:56:01.3Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 113.6714:42.2 5:56:02.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 114.3114:45.0 5:56:05.0Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 114.4014:45.4 5:56:05.4Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 114.6614:46.6 5:56:06.6Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 115.0814:48.5 5:56:08.5Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 115.4614:50.1 5:56:10.1Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 118.3015:02.7 5:56:22.7Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 125.8715:36.4 5:56:56.4Pdiff
Miami, Florida 128.6215:48.6 5:57:08.6Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 131.3416:00.6 5:57:20.6Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 133.7816:11.5 5:57:31.5Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 136.9716:25.6 5:57:45.6Pdiff
Lima, Peru 165.9220:03.0 6:01:23.0PKPdf

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