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Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.0 NEW MEXICO
Wednesday, August 10, 2005 at 22:08:22 UTC

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

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
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Albuquerque, New Mexico 2.35 0:39.322:08:56.3Pn
Golden, Colorado 2.81 0:45.522:09:02.5Pn
Wichita, Kansas 6.05 1:30.122:09:47.1Pn
Los Angeles, California 11.29 2:41.922:10:58.9Pn
St. Louis, Missouri 11.69 2:47.422:11:04.4Pn
Brownsville, Texas 12.67 3:00.922:11:17.9Pn
Duluth, Minnesota 13.60 3:13.522:11:30.5Pn
San Francisco, California 13.99 3:18.922:11:35.9Pn
Knoxville, Tennessee 15.88 3:44.222:12:01.2Pn
Seattle, Washington 16.81 3:56.122:12:13.1Pn
Mexico City, Mexico 18.17 4:12.922:12:29.9Pn
Washington, D.C. 22.01 4:55.122:13:12.1P
Philadephia, Pennsylvania 23.40 5:09.922:13:26.9P
Ottawa, Canada 23.41 5:10.022:13:27.0P
Miami, Florida 23.77 5:13.522:13:30.5P
New York, New York 24.26 5:18.022:13:35.0P
Boston, Massachusetts 26.45 5:37.822:13:54.8P
Bangor, Maine 28.22 5:53.722:14:10.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 37.09 7:11.122:15:28.1P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 38.58 7:23.722:15:40.7P
Honolulu, Hawaii 48.23 8:41.622:16:58.6P
Lima, Peru 55.36 9:34.822:17:51.8P
Bergen, Norway 67.5410:57.322:19:14.3P
London, England 70.1211:13.322:19:30.3P
Moscow, Russia 82.3012:22.722:20:39.6P
Rome, Italy 82.9312:25.922:20:42.9P
Tokyo, Japan 86.1212:42.022:20:59.0P
Beijing, China 94.6213:21.822:21:38.8P
Agana, Guam 97.6513:35.522:21:52.5P
Wellington, New Zealand 106.9914:16.922:22:33.9Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 108.8314:25.122:22:42.1Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 114.9914:52.522:23:09.5Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 115.1214:53.022:23:10.0Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 129.9315:58.822:24:15.8Pdiff

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