Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 2.8 NEVADA
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 16:34:33 UTC

Theoretical P-wave Travel Times

Theoretical P-wave Travel Times

These maps show 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
San Francisco, California 3.46 0:54.016:35:27.0Pn
Los Angeles, California 3.96 1:00.916:35:33.9Pn
Phoenix, Arizona 6.66 1:38.016:36:11.0Pn
Albuquerque, New Mexico 9.64 2:18.916:36:51.9Pn
Golden, Colorado 10.17 2:26.116:36:59.1Pn
Seattle, Washington 10.26 2:27.416:37:00.4Pn
Wichita, Kansas 16.36 3:49.816:38:22.8Pn
Duluth, Minnesota 20.94 4:43.016:39:16.0P
Brownsville, Texas 21.16 4:45.416:39:18.4P
St. Louis, Missouri 21.79 4:52.116:39:25.1P
Mexico City, Mexico 24.77 5:21.916:39:54.9P
Knoxville, Tennessee 26.28 5:35.616:40:08.6P
Anchorage, Alaska 30.52 6:13.516:40:46.5P
Washington, D.C. 31.94 6:26.016:40:58.9P
Ottawa, Canada 32.15 6:27.816:41:00.8P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 33.16 6:36.616:41:09.6P
New York, New York 33.90 6:43.016:41:16.0P
Miami, Florida 34.17 6:45.416:41:18.4P
Boston, Massachusetts 35.79 6:59.316:41:32.3P
Bangor, Maine 37.11 7:10.616:41:43.6P
Honolulu, Hawaii 38.04 7:18.516:41:51.5P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 49.04 8:47.016:43:20.0P
Lima, Peru 62.9110:26.516:44:59.5P
Bergen, Norway 71.5611:21.416:45:54.4P
London, England 75.6611:45.516:46:18.5P
Tokyo, Japan 77.2911:54.816:46:27.8P
Moscow, Russia 84.3412:32.416:47:05.4P
Agana, Guam 87.3912:47.516:47:20.5P
Beijing, China 87.7612:49.316:47:22.3P
Rome, Italy 88.6012:53.216:47:26.2P
Wellington, New Zealand 99.9113:44.816:48:17.8Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 105.5914:10.016:48:43.0Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 111.0614:34.316:49:07.3Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 112.9914:42.916:49:15.9Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 136.7716:28.416:51:01.4Pdiff

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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