Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.8 SANTA CRUZ ISLANDS
Monday, March 11, 2013 at 13:29:54 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 19.81 4:28.313:34:22.3P
Wellington, New Zealand 31.20 6:16.913:36:10.9P
Agana, Guam 31.69 6:21.113:36:15.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 48.69 8:41.713:38:35.7P
Tokyo, Japan 52.35 9:09.413:39:03.4P
Beijing, China 67.9110:56.113:40:50.1P
Anchorage, Alaska 80.3712:08.813:42:02.8P
San Francisco, California 83.3312:24.413:42:18.4P
Los Angeles, California 85.4012:34.913:42:28.9P
Kathmandu, Nepal 86.2012:38.913:42:32.9P
Seattle, Washington 86.8212:41.913:42:35.9P
Phoenix, Arizona 90.2112:57.913:42:51.9P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 93.8213:14.613:43:08.6P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 94.9513:19.813:43:13.8P
Golden, Colorado 96.8413:28.313:43:22.3P
Mexico City, Mexico 99.0213:38.013:43:32.0Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 101.4313:48.713:43:42.7Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 102.7313:54.513:43:48.5Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 106.7914:12.513:44:06.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 108.3414:19.313:44:13.3Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 112.4514:37.613:44:31.6Pdiff
Lima, Peru 114.1514:45.113:44:39.1Pdiff
Miami, Florida 116.9914:57.813:44:51.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 118.3015:03.613:44:57.6Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 118.6015:04.913:44:58.9Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 119.6915:09.713:45:03.7Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 119.8515:10.513:45:04.5Pdiff
New York, New York 120.5615:13.613:45:07.6Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 122.3115:21.413:45:15.4Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 123.2015:25.313:45:19.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 127.0615:42.513:45:36.5Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 128.6215:49.413:45:43.4Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 130.1215:56.013:45:50.0Pdiff
London, England 138.0116:31.113:46:25.1Pdiff
Rome, Italy 141.1016:44.813:46:38.8Pdiff

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