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Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.0 SOUTHERN IRAN
Sunday, November 27, 2005 at 10:22:19 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 26.20 5:31.310:27:54.3P
Moscow, Russia 31.73 6:20.510:28:43.5P
Nairobi, Kenya 33.42 6:35.210:28:58.2P
Rome, Italy 38.37 7:17.610:29:40.6P
Bergen, Norway 47.78 8:33.610:30:56.6P
London, England 48.48 8:39.110:31:02.1P
Beijing, China 51.37 9:01.010:31:24.0P
Tokyo, Japan 70.2611:09.610:33:32.6P
Agana, Guam 83.0912:22.110:34:45.1P
Anchorage, Alaska 89.8112:54.910:35:17.9P
Bangor, Maine 92.6313:08.010:35:31.0P
Boston, Massachusetts 95.5513:21.310:35:44.3P
Ottawa, Canada 95.6713:21.810:35:44.8P
New York, New York 98.2413:33.410:35:56.4P
Philadephia, Pennsylvania 99.4113:38.510:36:01.5Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 101.1613:46.410:36:09.4Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 101.2513:46.710:36:09.7Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 105.7014:06.510:36:29.5Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 107.5214:14.610:36:37.6Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 107.5214:14.610:36:37.6Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 107.7714:15.710:36:38.7Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 107.9114:16.310:36:39.3Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 110.9814:29.910:36:52.9Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 111.4414:32.010:36:55.0Pdiff
Miami, Florida 112.6814:37.510:37:00.5Pdiff
San Francisco, California 115.7114:50.910:37:13.9Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 116.2314:53.210:37:16.2Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 119.1915:06.410:37:29.4Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 121.6115:17.110:37:40.1Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 122.0915:19.210:37:42.2Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 125.7815:35.610:37:58.6Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 128.0215:45.610:38:08.6Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 128.4015:47.210:38:10.2Pdiff
Lima, Peru 133.4916:09.810:38:32.8Pdiff

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