Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 19:09:25 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 5.61 1:22.4 7:29:57.4Pn
Tokyo, Japan 17.21 3:46.2 7:32:21.2P
Beijing, China 32.31 6:08.9 7:34:43.9P
Brisbane, Australia 46.91 8:09.0 7:36:44.0P
Honolulu, Hawaii 53.24 8:56.5 7:37:31.5P
Kathmandu, Nepal 55.20 9:10.7 7:37:45.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 61.39 9:53.5 7:38:28.5P
Wellington, New Zealand 66.0210:23.7 7:38:58.7P
Seattle, Washington 77.7211:33.3 7:40:08.2P
San Francisco, California 80.3611:47.6 7:40:22.6P
Moscow, Russia 83.8612:05.7 7:40:40.7P
Los Angeles, California 84.7312:10.0 7:40:45.0P
Phoenix, Arizona 89.7412:34.0 7:41:09.0P
Golden, Colorado 92.1312:45.1 7:41:20.1P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 93.1812:49.9 7:41:24.9P
Bergen, Norway 94.4312:55.6 7:41:30.6P
Duluth, Minnesota 96.5713:05.3 7:41:40.3P
Wichita, Kansas 98.4613:13.7 7:41:48.7Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 102.5513:31.8 7:42:06.8Pdiff
London, England 103.4713:35.9 7:42:10.9Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 104.4213:40.1 7:42:15.1Pdiff
Rome, Italy 105.2513:43.8 7:42:18.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 105.8113:46.3 7:42:21.3Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 106.1613:47.8 7:42:22.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 107.4113:53.4 7:42:28.4Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 107.8013:55.1 7:42:30.1Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 109.2714:01.6 7:42:36.6Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 110.0614:05.1 7:42:40.1Pdiff
New York, New York 110.2214:05.9 7:42:40.9Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 110.2314:05.9 7:42:40.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 110.3114:06.2 7:42:41.2Pdiff
Miami, Florida 117.2714:37.1 7:43:12.1Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 127.9115:24.4 7:43:59.4Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 131.6015:40.8 7:44:15.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 138.7716:12.6 7:44:47.6Pdiff

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