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Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 7.6 PAKISTAN
Saturday, October 08, 2005 at 03:50:40 UTC

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

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
Kathmandu, Nepal 12.12 2:52.7 3:53:30.7Pn
Moscow, Russia 32.54 6:31.0 3:57:09.0P
Beijing, China 34.37 6:47.0 3:57:25.0P
Rome, Italy 47.69 8:36.5 3:59:14.5P
Nairobi, Kenya 49.46 8:50.2 3:59:28.2P
Bergen, Norway 50.15 8:55.4 3:59:33.4P
Tokyo, Japan 53.26 9:18.7 3:59:56.7P
London, England 54.25 9:26.0 4:00:04.0P
Agana, Guam 67.0910:53.6 4:01:31.6P
Anchorage, Alaska 78.3512:00.6 4:02:38.6P
Bangor, Maine 94.0513:18.4 4:03:56.4P
Ottawa, Canada 95.8013:26.3 4:04:04.3P
Seattle, Washington 96.9313:31.4 4:04:09.4P
Boston, Massachusetts 97.0213:31.8 4:04:09.8P
Brisbane, Australia 97.1313:32.3 4:04:10.3P
Duluth, Minnesota 98.1813:37.0 4:04:15.0P
New York, New York 99.4813:42.8 4:04:20.8Pdiff
Philadephia, Pennsylvania 100.5513:47.5 4:04:25.5Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 102.1213:54.5 4:04:32.5Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 105.7414:10.6 4:04:48.6Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 106.1314:12.3 4:04:50.3Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 106.1914:12.6 4:04:50.6Pdiff
San Francisco, California 106.6514:14.6 4:04:52.6Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 107.2214:17.2 4:04:55.2Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 107.6814:19.2 4:04:57.2Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 110.8614:33.3 4:05:11.3Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 111.0014:33.9 4:05:11.9Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 114.8914:51.2 4:05:29.2Pdiff
Miami, Florida 115.1614:52.4 4:05:30.4Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 119.4115:11.2 4:05:49.2Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 119.4315:11.3 4:05:49.3Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 126.0115:40.6 4:06:18.6Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 138.8216:37.4 4:07:15.4Pdiff
Lima, Peru 145.2419:36.7 4:10:14.7PKPbc

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