Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 2.9 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS, ALASKA
Monday, January 14, 2013 at 23:46:17 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
Anchorage, Alaska 14.37 3:21.723:49:38.7Pn
Seattle, Washington 30.76 6:13.223:52:30.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 32.33 6:26.923:52:43.9P
San Francisco, California 36.18 7:00.223:53:17.2P
Tokyo, Japan 38.68 7:21.423:53:38.4P
Los Angeles, California 41.17 7:42.023:53:59.0P
Phoenix, Arizona 45.37 8:16.023:54:33.0P
Golden, Colorado 45.50 8:17.023:54:34.0P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 47.62 8:33.623:54:50.6P
Duluth, Minnesota 48.82 8:42.823:54:59.8P
Beijing, China 50.15 8:53.023:55:10.0P
Wichita, Kansas 51.49 9:03.123:55:20.1P
Agana, Guam 52.63 9:11.723:55:28.7P
St. Louis, Missouri 55.06 9:29.423:55:46.4P
Ottawa, Canada 58.40 9:53.123:56:10.1P
Brownsville, Texas 59.6510:01.823:56:18.8P
Knoxville, Tennessee 59.8610:03.323:56:20.3P
Bangor, Maine 62.2910:19.823:56:36.8P
Washington, D.C. 62.3210:19.923:56:36.9P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 62.5610:21.623:56:38.6P
New York, New York 62.6210:22.023:56:39.0P
Boston, Massachusetts 62.9510:24.223:56:41.2P
Mexico City, Mexico 63.4310:27.423:56:44.4P
Bergen, Norway 67.7310:55.223:57:12.1P
Moscow, Russia 69.9411:09.023:57:26.0P
Miami, Florida 70.2111:10.623:57:27.6P
London, England 76.3611:46.923:58:03.9P
Kathmandu, Nepal 76.7211:48.923:58:05.9P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 84.0112:28.123:58:45.1P
Brisbane, Australia 85.5812:36.023:58:53.0P
Rome, Italy 86.2712:39.423:58:56.4P
Wellington, New Zealand 93.9813:15.523:59:32.5P
Lima, Peru 101.5013:49.2 0:00:06.2Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 124.3815:30.7 0:01:47.8Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 142.6316:51.8 0:03:08.8Pdiff

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