Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Tuesday, March 05, 2013 at 17:49:13 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
Kathmandu, Nepal 37.91 7:15.5 2:16:15.5P
Agana, Guam 43.92 8:05.0 2:17:05.0P
Beijing, China 46.38 8:24.6 2:17:24.6P
Brisbane, Australia 50.79 8:58.5 2:17:58.5P
Tokyo, Japan 52.44 9:10.8 2:18:10.8P
Nairobi, Kenya 67.9110:57.0 2:19:57.0P
Wellington, New Zealand 71.4511:18.8 2:20:18.8P
Moscow, Russia 81.8412:17.5 2:21:17.5P
Rome, Italy 95.2713:22.1 2:22:22.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 98.8413:38.1 2:22:38.1Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 99.3613:40.4 2:22:40.4Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 102.1113:52.6 2:22:52.6Pdiff
London, England 103.5113:58.8 2:22:58.8Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 106.5414:12.3 2:23:12.3Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 121.7715:19.9 2:24:19.9Pdiff
San Francisco, California 126.4115:40.5 2:24:40.5Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 131.0616:01.1 2:25:01.1Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 135.8716:22.5 2:25:22.5Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 136.3216:24.4 2:25:24.4Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 136.4616:25.1 2:25:25.1Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 138.6616:34.8 2:25:34.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 140.1716:41.5 2:25:41.5Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 140.3816:42.5 2:25:42.5Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 142.0416:49.8 2:25:49.8Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 143.0716:54.4 2:25:54.4Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 144.2216:59.5 2:25:59.5Pdiff
New York, New York 144.8617:02.3 2:26:02.3Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 145.6419:36.1 2:28:36.1PKPbc
Washington, D.C. 146.6519:38.8 2:28:38.8PKPdf
Knoxville, Tennessee 148.2919:41.6 2:28:41.6PKPdf
Brownsville, Texas 150.5519:45.3 2:28:45.3PKPdf
Mexico City, Mexico 152.8719:49.0 2:28:49.0PKPdf
Miami, Florida 159.2319:57.7 2:28:57.7PKPdf
Lima, Peru 162.5020:01.5 2:29:01.5PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 164.2720:03.2 2:29:03.2PKPdf

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