Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 16:55:13 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 17.80 4:07.816:59:20.8Pn
Tokyo, Japan 27.85 5:49.717:01:02.7P
Beijing, China 30.92 6:16.917:01:29.9P
Kathmandu, Nepal 42.67 7:56.717:03:09.7P
Brisbane, Australia 45.31 8:17.917:03:30.9P
Wellington, New Zealand 67.6410:57.117:06:10.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 72.7411:28.417:06:41.4P
Anchorage, Alaska 77.8011:57.517:07:10.5P
Moscow, Russia 81.1112:15.517:07:28.5P
Nairobi, Kenya 90.2413:00.817:08:13.8P
Bergen, Norway 95.8313:26.517:08:39.5P
Seattle, Washington 96.0213:27.317:08:40.3P
San Francisco, California 99.6613:43.617:08:56.6Pdiff
Rome, Italy 100.6613:48.017:09:01.0Pdiff
London, England 103.4114:00.217:09:13.2Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 104.2014:03.717:09:16.7Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 109.1114:25.517:09:38.5Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 110.7114:32.617:09:45.6Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 112.2614:39.517:09:52.5Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 113.3914:44.517:09:57.5Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 116.8214:59.717:10:12.7Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 120.2715:15.117:10:28.1Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 120.9415:18.117:10:31.1Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 122.1315:23.317:10:36.3Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 123.3815:28.917:10:41.9Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 123.8415:30.917:10:43.9Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 124.9915:36.017:10:49.0Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 125.1215:36.617:10:49.6Pdiff
New York, New York 125.7215:39.317:10:52.3Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 125.9015:40.117:10:53.1Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 126.0115:40.517:10:53.5Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 126.2515:41.617:10:54.6Pdiff
Miami, Florida 135.5416:22.917:11:35.9Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 148.6719:44.217:14:57.2PKPdf
Lima, Peru 156.4919:56.117:15:09.1PKPdf

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