Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 3.2 VIRGIN ISLANDS REGION
Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 11:10:04 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
San Juan, Puerto Rico 1.96 0:32.111:10:36.1Pn
Miami, Florida 15.70 3:39.911:13:43.9Pn
Washington, D.C. 22.01 4:53.011:14:57.0P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 22.19 4:54.911:14:58.9P
New York, New York 22.49 4:58.111:15:02.1P
Boston, Massachusetts 23.26 5:06.211:15:10.2P
Knoxville, Tennessee 24.36 5:16.611:15:20.6P
Bangor, Maine 25.30 5:25.111:15:29.1P
Ottawa, Canada 27.30 5:43.211:15:47.2P
St. Louis, Missouri 29.24 6:00.511:16:04.5P
Brownsville, Texas 31.01 6:16.111:16:20.1P
Mexico City, Mexico 32.66 6:30.611:16:34.6P
Wichita, Kansas 33.75 6:40.111:16:44.1P
Lima, Peru 33.91 6:41.511:16:45.5P
Duluth, Minnesota 35.23 6:52.911:16:56.9P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 40.14 7:34.411:17:38.4P
Golden, Colorado 40.20 7:34.911:17:38.9P
Phoenix, Arizona 44.36 8:08.711:18:12.7P
Los Angeles, California 49.53 8:49.111:18:53.1P
San Francisco, California 53.09 9:15.911:19:19.9P
Seattle, Washington 54.17 9:23.811:19:27.8P
London, England 58.90 9:57.411:20:01.4P
Bergen, Norway 63.1210:26.211:20:30.2P
Rome, Italy 67.6010:55.211:20:59.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 70.7711:14.911:21:18.9P
Moscow, Russia 80.5812:11.111:22:15.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 86.0112:39.011:22:43.0P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 87.1912:44.811:22:48.8P
Nairobi, Kenya 101.0813:48.211:23:52.2Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 120.3615:13.811:25:17.8Pdiff
Beijing, China 120.7215:15.411:25:19.4Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 124.5715:32.511:25:36.5Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 125.6615:37.311:25:41.3Pdiff
Agana, Guam 136.2716:24.411:26:28.4Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 144.8817:02.611:27:06.6Pdiff

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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