Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Monday, March 25, 2013 at 23:42:02 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
Mexico City, Mexico 10.62 2:29.223:44:31.2Pn
Brownsville, Texas 14.25 3:17.523:45:19.5Pn
Miami, Florida 15.31 3:31.023:45:33.0Pn
Knoxville, Tennessee 22.80 4:55.223:46:57.2P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 23.45 5:01.223:47:03.2P
Wichita, Kansas 25.08 5:16.023:47:18.0P
St. Louis, Missouri 25.10 5:16.323:47:18.3P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 26.27 5:26.823:47:28.8P
Washington, D.C. 27.80 5:40.523:47:42.5P
Phoenix, Arizona 28.29 5:44.923:47:46.9P
Lima, Peru 28.44 5:46.223:47:48.2P
Golden, Colorado 29.42 5:54.923:47:56.9P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 29.43 5:54.923:47:56.9P
New York, New York 30.54 6:04.723:48:06.7P
Los Angeles, California 32.83 6:24.823:48:26.8P
Boston, Massachusetts 33.10 6:27.123:48:29.1P
Duluth, Minnesota 33.23 6:28.323:48:30.3P
Ottawa, Canada 34.07 6:35.623:48:37.6P
Bangor, Maine 36.08 6:52.823:48:54.8P
San Francisco, California 37.66 7:06.223:49:08.2P
Seattle, Washington 43.53 7:54.523:49:56.5P
Anchorage, Alaska 64.0010:23.923:52:25.9P
Honolulu, Hawaii 64.8210:29.223:52:31.2P
London, England 79.4811:56.623:53:58.6P
Bergen, Norway 81.0212:04.923:54:06.9P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 83.1612:16.123:54:18.1P
Rome, Italy 90.1812:50.223:54:52.2P
Moscow, Russia 98.3613:27.423:55:29.4Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 102.6513:46.523:55:48.5Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 112.2114:28.923:56:30.9Pdiff
Agana, Guam 119.5515:01.523:57:03.5Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 119.9315:03.223:57:05.2Pdiff
Beijing, China 121.5015:10.123:57:12.1Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 126.0015:30.123:57:32.1Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 138.8416:27.123:58:29.1Pdiff

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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