Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Thursday, May 02, 2013 at 21:08:51 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
Tokyo, Japan 0.95 0:18.313:04:53.3Pg
Beijing, China 18.17 4:12.113:08:47.1Pn
Agana, Guam 23.46 5:09.413:09:44.4P
Kathmandu, Nepal 45.94 8:22.413:12:57.4P
Anchorage, Alaska 49.81 8:52.513:13:27.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 56.30 9:40.313:14:15.3P
Brisbane, Australia 64.9510:39.413:15:14.4P
Moscow, Russia 66.5710:49.813:15:24.8P
Seattle, Washington 69.1211:05.913:15:40.9P
San Francisco, California 74.4911:38.313:16:13.3P
Bergen, Norway 76.3211:48.813:16:23.8P
Los Angeles, California 79.4112:05.913:16:40.9P
Golden, Colorado 83.8012:29.113:17:04.1P
Phoenix, Arizona 83.8212:29.213:17:04.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 83.9912:30.113:17:05.1P
Duluth, Minnesota 85.2212:36.313:17:11.3P
London, England 85.4212:37.313:17:12.3P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 86.1312:40.813:17:15.8P
Rome, Italy 88.0312:50.013:17:25.0P
Wichita, Kansas 89.5312:57.113:17:32.1P
St. Louis, Missouri 92.4313:10.513:17:45.5P
Ottawa, Canada 92.6213:11.413:17:46.4P
Bangor, Maine 95.2513:23.413:17:58.4P
Boston, Massachusetts 96.8513:30.613:18:05.6P
Knoxville, Tennessee 97.0113:31.413:18:06.4P
New York, New York 97.3813:33.013:18:08.0P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 97.6613:34.213:18:09.2P
Washington, D.C. 97.9113:35.413:18:10.4P
Brownsville, Texas 98.1713:36.513:18:11.5P
Nairobi, Kenya 100.6613:47.613:18:22.6Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 101.7713:52.513:18:27.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 107.8414:19.413:18:54.4Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 120.3515:15.013:19:50.0Pdiff
Lima, Peru 139.4116:39.613:21:14.6Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 146.0219:38.713:24:13.7PKPbc

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