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Magnitude 4.8 ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM

Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 00:56:47 UTC

Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

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
(degrees)
Travel Time
(min:secs)
Arrival Time
UTC
Phase
London, England 1.83 0:31.4 0:57:16.4Pn
Bergen, Norway 7.72 1:52.5 0:58:37.5Pn
Rome, Italy 14.31 3:22.6 1:00:07.6Pn
Moscow, Russia 22.01 4:54.4 1:01:39.4P
Bangor, Maine 44.06 8:07.9 1:04:52.9P
Boston, Massachusetts 46.90 8:30.4 1:05:15.4P
Ottawa, Canada 47.60 8:35.8 1:05:20.8P
New York, New York 49.62 8:51.4 1:05:36.4P
Philadephia, Pennsylvania 50.79 9:00.3 1:05:45.3P
Washington, D.C. 52.58 9:13.6 1:05:58.6P
Duluth, Minnesota 55.43 9:34.5 1:06:19.5P
Knoxville, Tennessee 59.2610:01.6 1:06:46.6P
St. Louis, Missouri 60.1210:07.5 1:06:52.5P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 60.9710:13.3 1:06:58.3P
Nairobi, Kenya 62.5910:24.2 1:07:09.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 63.2810:28.9 1:07:13.9P
Miami, Florida 63.8410:32.5 1:07:17.5P
Wichita, Kansas 64.5510:37.2 1:07:22.2P
Kathmandu, Nepal 65.7710:45.1 1:07:30.1P
Golden, Colorado 67.0110:53.1 1:07:38.1P
Seattle, Washington 67.8910:58.7 1:07:43.7P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 71.3711:20.2 1:08:05.2P
Beijing, China 72.3311:25.9 1:08:10.9P
Brownsville, Texas 73.7511:34.3 1:08:19.3P
Phoenix, Arizona 75.3611:43.7 1:08:28.7P
San Francisco, California 76.4011:49.6 1:08:34.6P
Los Angeles, California 77.7311:57.1 1:08:42.1P
Mexico City, Mexico 79.8012:08.5 1:08:53.5P
Tokyo, Japan 84.8512:34.9 1:09:19.9P
Lima, Peru 91.8313:08.2 1:09:53.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 103.1713:59.2 1:10:44.2Pdiff
Agana, Guam 107.0614:16.4 1:11:01.4Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 129.7015:56.9 1:12:41.9Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 147.5219:41.1 1:16:26.1PKPdf
Wellington, New Zealand 167.5120:05.8 1:16:50.8PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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


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