Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Friday, February 15, 2013 at 05:38:18 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
Kathmandu, Nepal 30.78 6:11.7 5:44:29.7P
Beijing, China 43.38 7:58.5 5:46:16.5P
Agana, Guam 47.80 8:33.3 5:46:51.3P
Tokyo, Japan 52.55 9:09.3 5:47:27.3P
Brisbane, Australia 58.62 9:53.0 5:48:11.0P
Nairobi, Kenya 61.7410:14.4 5:48:32.4P
Moscow, Russia 74.4411:34.1 5:49:52.1P
Wellington, New Zealand 79.3312:01.6 5:50:19.6P
Rome, Italy 87.3912:43.0 5:51:01.0P
Bergen, Norway 92.0313:04.7 5:51:22.7P
London, England 95.8313:22.1 5:51:40.1P
Anchorage, Alaska 100.6513:43.6 5:52:01.6Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 102.8313:53.3 5:52:11.3Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 110.8214:28.7 5:52:46.7Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 121.0515:14.2 5:53:32.2Pdiff
San Francisco, California 127.1015:41.0 5:53:59.0Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 132.0116:02.8 5:54:20.8Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 132.9716:07.1 5:54:25.1Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 134.4716:13.7 5:54:31.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 134.9716:16.0 5:54:34.0Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 135.3016:17.4 5:54:35.4Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 136.3716:22.2 5:54:40.2Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 137.3116:26.3 5:54:44.3Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 138.3116:30.8 5:54:48.8Pdiff
New York, New York 139.4016:35.6 5:54:53.6Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 140.1116:38.7 5:54:56.7Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 140.3116:39.6 5:54:57.6Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 141.1516:43.4 5:55:01.4Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 141.5616:45.2 5:55:03.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 144.5416:58.4 5:55:16.4Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 150.3519:42.4 5:58:00.4PKPdf
Mexico City, Mexico 154.3719:48.6 5:58:06.6PKPdf
Miami, Florida 154.8419:49.3 5:58:07.3PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 156.6519:51.8 5:58:09.8PKPdf
Lima, Peru 166.7720:02.8 5:58:20.8PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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