Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Tuesday, February 05, 2013 at 13:31:03 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
Tokyo, Japan 3.52 0:52.213:31:55.2Pn
Beijing, China 19.81 4:26.113:35:29.1P
Agana, Guam 25.25 5:21.213:36:24.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 46.68 8:23.413:39:26.4P
Kathmandu, Nepal 48.01 8:33.713:39:36.7P
Honolulu, Hawaii 53.99 9:18.613:40:21.6P
Seattle, Washington 65.9510:40.713:41:43.7P
Moscow, Russia 66.1610:42.113:41:45.1P
Brisbane, Australia 66.6410:45.213:41:48.2P
San Francisco, California 71.3711:14.513:42:17.5P
Bergen, Norway 75.0711:36.413:42:39.4P
Los Angeles, California 76.3011:43.413:42:46.4P
Golden, Colorado 80.6412:07.313:43:10.3P
Phoenix, Arizona 80.6812:07.513:43:10.5P
Duluth, Minnesota 82.1312:15.213:43:18.2P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 82.9712:19.513:43:22.5P
London, England 84.2812:26.313:43:29.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 85.0312:30.013:43:33.0P
Wichita, Kansas 86.3712:36.613:43:39.6P
Rome, Italy 87.5712:42.513:43:45.5P
St. Louis, Missouri 89.3012:50.613:43:53.6P
Ottawa, Canada 89.6612:52.313:43:55.3P
Bangor, Maine 92.3813:04.913:44:07.9P
Knoxville, Tennessee 93.8913:11.813:44:14.8P
Boston, Massachusetts 93.9313:12.013:44:15.0P
New York, New York 94.4013:14.113:44:17.1P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 94.6613:15.313:44:18.3P
Washington, D.C. 94.8813:16.313:44:19.3P
Brownsville, Texas 95.0113:16.913:44:19.9P
Mexico City, Mexico 98.6513:33.313:44:36.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 102.6213:50.913:44:53.9Pdiff
Miami, Florida 104.7014:00.113:45:03.1Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 117.3114:56.113:45:59.1Pdiff
Lima, Peru 136.3916:20.813:47:23.8Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 147.4919:36.113:50:39.1PKPdf

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