Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 06:10:08 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
Agana, Guam 24.91 5:17.8 5:36:50.8P
Brisbane, Australia 29.32 5:57.4 5:37:30.4P
Tokyo, Japan 43.51 7:57.9 5:39:30.9P
Beijing, China 48.67 8:38.5 5:40:11.5P
Wellington, New Zealand 51.84 9:02.5 5:40:35.5P
Kathmandu, Nepal 55.82 9:31.5 5:41:04.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 75.7111:39.7 5:43:12.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 91.2512:59.3 5:44:32.3P
Nairobi, Kenya 93.5413:09.9 5:44:42.9P
Moscow, Russia 97.5213:27.9 5:45:00.9P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 104.4813:58.8 5:45:31.8Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 106.8014:09.1 5:45:42.1Pdiff
San Francisco, California 107.8314:13.7 5:45:46.7Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 111.5514:30.2 5:46:03.2Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 113.1114:37.1 5:46:10.1Pdiff
Rome, Italy 115.5614:48.0 5:46:21.0Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 116.7314:53.2 5:46:26.2Pdiff
London, England 120.1315:08.3 5:46:41.3Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 120.6515:10.6 5:46:43.6Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 120.8115:11.3 5:46:44.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 126.2815:35.6 5:47:08.6Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 127.1115:39.2 5:47:12.2Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 130.2815:53.3 5:47:26.3Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 130.6515:55.0 5:47:28.0Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 131.7215:59.7 5:47:32.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 135.6616:17.2 5:47:50.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 136.5916:21.3 5:47:54.3Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 138.9516:31.8 5:48:04.8Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 139.8316:35.7 5:48:08.7Pdiff
New York, New York 140.0816:36.8 5:48:09.8Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 140.0816:36.8 5:48:09.8Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 140.1316:37.0 5:48:10.0Pdiff
Miami, Florida 145.3719:30.8 5:51:03.8PKPbc
Lima, Peru 146.5119:34.1 5:51:07.1PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 160.2619:54.5 5:51:27.5PKPdf

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