Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.0 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Wednesday, February 06, 2013 at 14:03:50 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
Brisbane, Australia 19.66 4:29.014:08:19.0P
Wellington, New Zealand 31.01 6:17.714:10:07.7P
Agana, Guam 31.84 6:25.014:10:15.0P
Honolulu, Hawaii 48.80 8:45.114:12:35.1P
Tokyo, Japan 52.52 9:13.314:13:03.3P
Beijing, China 68.0710:59.814:14:49.8P
Anchorage, Alaska 80.5412:12.514:16:02.5P
San Francisco, California 83.4412:27.714:16:17.7P
Los Angeles, California 85.4912:38.114:16:28.1P
Kathmandu, Nepal 86.3112:42.114:16:32.1P
Seattle, Washington 86.9512:45.214:16:35.2P
Phoenix, Arizona 90.3013:01.114:16:51.1P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 93.6413:16.514:17:06.5P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 95.0513:22.914:17:12.9P
Golden, Colorado 96.9513:31.514:17:21.5P
Mexico City, Mexico 99.0613:40.914:17:30.9Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 101.4913:51.714:17:41.7Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 102.8213:57.614:17:47.6Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 106.9114:15.814:18:05.8Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 108.4314:22.514:18:12.5Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 112.5414:40.814:18:30.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 114.0714:47.514:18:37.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 117.0515:00.814:18:50.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 118.4215:06.914:18:56.9Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 118.7015:08.114:18:58.1Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 119.8615:13.214:19:03.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 119.9615:13.714:19:03.7Pdiff
New York, New York 120.6715:16.914:19:06.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 122.4315:24.614:19:14.6Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 123.3215:28.614:19:18.6Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 127.0515:45.114:19:35.1Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 128.8115:53.014:19:43.0Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 130.1515:58.914:19:48.9Pdiff
London, England 138.2016:34.614:20:24.6Pdiff
Rome, Italy 141.2716:48.314:20:38.3Pdiff

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