Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Monday, March 25, 2013 at 16:18:13 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
Lima, Peru 13.02 3:00.616:21:13.6Pn
San Juan, Puerto Rico 40.53 7:27.616:25:40.6P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 45.62 8:08.616:26:21.6P
Miami, Florida 49.06 8:35.316:26:48.3P
Mexico City, Mexico 51.16 8:51.116:27:04.1P
Brownsville, Texas 55.54 9:23.216:27:36.2P
Knoxville, Tennessee 60.00 9:54.416:28:07.4P
Washington, D.C. 61.3410:03.516:28:16.5P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 62.1810:09.116:28:22.1P
New York, New York 62.8410:13.516:28:26.5P
St. Louis, Missouri 63.9510:20.816:28:33.8P
Boston, Massachusetts 64.2910:23.016:28:36.0P
Wichita, Kansas 65.5910:31.516:28:44.5P
Bangor, Maine 66.7010:38.616:28:51.6P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 67.5610:44.016:28:57.0P
Ottawa, Canada 67.6510:44.616:28:57.6P
Phoenix, Arizona 69.2710:54.616:29:07.6P
Golden, Colorado 70.5811:02.716:29:15.7P
Duluth, Minnesota 71.9411:10.916:29:23.9P
Los Angeles, California 73.3511:19.216:29:32.2P
San Francisco, California 78.3511:47.616:30:00.6P
Seattle, Washington 84.8312:21.716:30:34.7P
Wellington, New Zealand 93.8813:04.316:31:17.3P
London, England 94.5313:07.316:31:20.3P
Honolulu, Hawaii 97.3113:19.916:31:32.9P
Rome, Italy 98.1013:23.416:31:36.4Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 101.4013:38.016:31:51.0Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 103.6013:47.816:32:00.8Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 105.2413:55.116:32:08.1Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 116.3914:44.616:32:57.6Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 117.1114:47.816:33:00.8Pdiff
Agana, Guam 147.3119:28.016:37:41.0PKPdf
Tokyo, Japan 152.0719:35.816:37:48.8PKPdf
Kathmandu, Nepal 155.5919:41.016:37:54.0PKPdf
Beijing, China 161.9019:48.816:38:01.8PKPdf

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