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Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Monday, November 14, 2005 at 21:38:51 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
Tokyo, Japan 4.79 1:10.621:40:03.6Pn
Beijing, China 22.11 4:53.521:43:46.5P
Agana, Guam 24.60 5:18.321:44:11.3P
Anchorage, Alaska 45.72 8:19.021:47:12.0P
Kathmandu, Nepal 50.29 8:54.421:47:47.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 51.74 9:05.321:47:58.3P
Seattle, Washington 64.6510:35.721:49:28.7P
Brisbane, Australia 65.7610:42.921:49:35.9P
Moscow, Russia 67.9110:56.621:49:49.6P
San Francisco, California 69.7911:08.321:50:01.3P
Los Angeles, California 74.6811:37.621:50:30.6P
Bergen, Norway 76.3411:47.121:50:40.1P
Golden, Colorado 79.3712:03.921:50:57.0P
Duluth, Minnesota 81.2812:14.221:51:07.2P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 81.5612:15.721:51:08.7P
Wellington, New Zealand 83.6612:26.621:51:19.6P
Wichita, Kansas 85.2012:34.421:51:27.4P
London, England 85.6112:36.421:51:29.4P
St. Louis, Missouri 88.2912:49.521:51:42.5P
Ottawa, Canada 89.1412:53.421:51:46.4P
Rome, Italy 89.2712:54.121:51:47.1P
Bangor, Maine 92.0213:06.821:51:59.8P
Knoxville, Tennessee 92.9413:11.121:52:04.1P
Boston, Massachusetts 93.4713:13.521:52:06.5P
Brownsville, Texas 93.5713:13.921:52:06.9P
New York, New York 93.8313:15.121:52:08.1P
Philadephia, Pennsylvania 94.0513:16.121:52:09.1P
Washington, D.C. 94.2013:16.821:52:09.8P
Mexico City, Mexico 97.0413:29.721:52:22.7P
Miami, Florida 103.6713:59.221:52:52.1Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 104.9214:04.721:52:57.7Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 116.5814:56.521:53:49.5Pdiff
Lima, Peru 134.5916:16.421:55:09.4Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 146.2719:36.721:58:29.7PKPdf

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