Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 3.8 OKLAHOMA
Friday, January 15, 2010 at 15:18:26 UTC

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
Wichita, Kansas 2.17 0:36.815:19:01.8Pn
St. Louis, Missouri 6.39 1:34.715:19:59.7Pn
Golden, Colorado 7.54 1:50.615:20:15.6Pn
Albuquerque, New Mexico 7.68 1:52.415:20:17.4Pn
Brownsville, Texas 9.66 2:19.615:20:44.6Pn
Knoxville, Tennessee 9.84 2:22.015:20:47.0Pn
Duluth, Minnesota 11.79 2:48.815:21:13.8Pn
Phoenix, Arizona 12.40 2:57.215:21:22.2Pn
Mexico City, Mexico 16.20 3:48.315:22:13.3Pn
Washington, D.C. 16.44 3:51.415:22:16.4Pn
Los Angeles, California 17.30 4:02.215:22:27.2Pn
Miami, Florida 17.63 4:06.415:22:31.4Pn
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 17.99 4:10.815:22:35.8Pn
New York, New York 18.97 4:22.115:22:47.1P
Ottawa, Canada 19.05 4:23.015:22:48.0P
San Francisco, California 20.28 4:36.515:23:01.5P
Boston, Massachusetts 21.39 4:48.515:23:13.5P
Seattle, Washington 22.23 4:57.415:23:22.4P
Bangor, Maine 23.53 5:11.215:23:36.2P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 32.36 6:30.315:24:55.3P
Anchorage, Alaska 41.72 7:49.715:26:14.7P
Lima, Peru 51.13 9:03.715:27:28.7P
Honolulu, Hawaii 54.36 9:27.515:27:52.5P
Bergen, Norway 65.5110:44.315:29:09.3P
London, England 67.0910:54.415:29:19.4P
Rome, Italy 79.6612:08.615:30:33.6P
Moscow, Russia 81.2512:17.115:30:42.1P
Tokyo, Japan 91.4413:07.215:31:32.2P
Beijing, China 98.7113:40.215:32:05.2Pdiff
Agana, Guam 103.7814:02.715:32:27.7Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 106.0414:12.715:32:37.7Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 111.0314:34.915:32:59.9Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 117.0115:01.415:33:26.4Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 120.7015:17.815:33:42.8Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 125.4415:38.915:34:03.9Pdiff

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