Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 3.2 ISLAND OF HAWAII, HAWAII
Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 03:43:56 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
Honolulu, Hawaii 2.57 0:40.3 3:44:36.3Pn
San Francisco, California 33.79 6:40.3 3:50:36.3P
Los Angeles, California 35.88 6:58.3 3:50:54.3P
Seattle, Washington 38.66 7:21.9 3:51:17.9P
Phoenix, Arizona 40.81 7:39.8 3:51:35.8P
Anchorage, Alaska 41.45 7:45.0 3:51:41.0P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 45.49 8:17.6 3:52:13.6P
Golden, Colorado 47.25 8:31.4 3:52:27.4P
Mexico City, Mexico 52.86 9:14.0 3:53:10.0P
Wichita, Kansas 53.17 9:16.3 3:53:12.3P
Brownsville, Texas 53.43 9:18.2 3:53:14.2P
Agana, Guam 57.32 9:46.3 3:53:42.3P
Duluth, Minnesota 57.59 9:48.2 3:53:44.2P
Tokyo, Japan 58.42 9:54.0 3:53:50.0P
St. Louis, Missouri 58.75 9:56.3 3:53:52.3P
Knoxville, Tennessee 62.9710:25.0 3:54:21.0P
Wellington, New Zealand 66.8210:50.1 3:54:46.1P
Brisbane, Australia 68.5811:01.2 3:54:57.2P
Miami, Florida 68.8411:02.8 3:54:58.8P
Washington, D.C. 69.0111:03.9 3:54:59.9P
Ottawa, Canada 69.0511:04.1 3:55:00.1P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 70.2711:11.7 3:55:07.7P
New York, New York 71.0111:16.2 3:55:12.2P
Boston, Massachusetts 72.8611:27.3 3:55:23.3P
Bangor, Maine 74.0011:34.0 3:55:30.0P
Beijing, China 76.0411:45.8 3:55:41.8P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 83.3312:25.3 3:56:21.3P
Lima, Peru 83.5012:26.2 3:56:22.2P
Bergen, Norway 98.4913:36.6 3:57:32.6Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 103.8114:00.2 3:57:56.2Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 104.4714:03.1 3:57:59.1Pdiff
London, England 105.6914:08.5 3:58:04.5Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 108.8114:22.4 3:58:18.4Pdiff
Rome, Italy 117.5315:01.1 3:58:57.1Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 157.8819:56.1 4:03:52.1PKPdf

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