Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.7 SAN JUAN, ARGENTINA
Wednesday, March 06, 2013 at 14:46:36 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 21.39 4:43.0 1:56:52.0P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 35.95 6:55.3 1:59:04.3P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 50.16 8:50.0 2:00:59.0P
Miami, Florida 58.52 9:50.7 2:01:59.7P
Mexico City, Mexico 59.10 9:54.7 2:02:03.7P
Brownsville, Texas 63.9810:27.7 2:02:36.7P
Knoxville, Tennessee 69.3911:02.2 2:03:11.2P
Washington, D.C. 70.9511:11.7 2:03:20.7P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 71.8211:17.0 2:03:26.0P
New York, New York 72.4911:21.0 2:03:30.0P
St. Louis, Missouri 73.2011:25.2 2:03:34.2P
Boston, Massachusetts 73.9511:29.6 2:03:38.6P
Wichita, Kansas 74.5011:32.8 2:03:41.8P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 75.8511:40.6 2:03:49.6P
Bangor, Maine 76.3711:43.5 2:03:52.5P
Phoenix, Arizona 77.1111:47.7 2:03:56.7P
Ottawa, Canada 77.2911:48.7 2:03:57.7P
Golden, Colorado 79.1811:59.1 2:04:08.1P
Los Angeles, California 80.8412:08.1 2:04:17.1P
Duluth, Minnesota 81.2712:10.4 2:04:19.4P
San Francisco, California 85.8612:33.9 2:04:42.9P
Wellington, New Zealand 86.9012:39.0 2:04:48.0P
Seattle, Washington 93.0613:07.7 2:05:16.7P
Honolulu, Hawaii 100.7313:42.2 2:05:51.2Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 101.9813:47.8 2:05:56.8Pdiff
London, England 102.2013:48.8 2:05:57.8Pdiff
Rome, Italy 104.2813:58.0 2:06:07.0Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 109.1014:19.4 2:06:28.4Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 109.6714:21.9 2:06:30.9Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 113.6914:39.8 2:06:48.8Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 124.4215:27.4 2:07:36.4Pdiff
Agana, Guam 144.7416:57.6 2:09:06.6Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 156.5819:49.9 2:11:58.9PKPdf
Kathmandu, Nepal 156.5919:49.9 2:11:58.9PKPdf
Beijing, China 171.2320:04.0 2:12:13.0PKPdf

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U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
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