Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 06:34:14 UTC

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
Lima, Peru 23.95 5:08.6 6:39:25.6P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 32.37 6:23.7 6:40:40.7P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 54.36 9:20.5 6:43:37.5P
Mexico City, Mexico 60.4010:03.1 6:44:20.1P
Miami, Florida 61.6610:11.6 6:44:28.6P
Brownsville, Texas 65.7210:38.4 6:44:55.4P
Knoxville, Tennessee 72.3511:19.5 6:45:36.5P
Washington, D.C. 74.4511:31.9 6:45:48.9P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 75.4311:37.6 6:45:54.6P
St. Louis, Missouri 75.8811:40.1 6:45:57.1P
New York, New York 76.1711:41.8 6:45:58.8P
Wichita, Kansas 76.7011:44.8 6:46:01.8P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 77.3211:48.2 6:46:05.2P
Boston, Massachusetts 77.7911:50.9 6:46:07.9P
Phoenix, Arizona 78.1511:52.8 6:46:09.8P
Bangor, Maine 80.3212:04.7 6:46:21.7P
Ottawa, Canada 80.9112:07.8 6:46:24.8P
Golden, Colorado 80.9612:08.1 6:46:25.1P
Wellington, New Zealand 81.4812:10.9 6:46:27.9P
Los Angeles, California 81.5112:11.0 6:46:28.0P
Duluth, Minnesota 84.0412:24.1 6:46:41.1P
San Francisco, California 86.5212:36.4 6:46:53.4P
Seattle, Washington 94.3313:12.9 6:47:29.9P
Honolulu, Hawaii 98.4313:31.4 6:47:48.4Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 103.7013:54.7 6:48:11.7Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 104.9714:00.4 6:48:17.4Pdiff
London, England 107.5814:12.0 6:48:29.0Pdiff
Rome, Italy 109.6614:21.2 6:48:38.2Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 114.9514:44.7 6:49:01.7Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 115.0214:45.0 6:49:02.0Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 129.8315:50.7 6:50:07.7Pdiff
Agana, Guam 139.7116:34.6 6:50:51.6Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 153.7519:45.2 6:54:02.2PKPdf
Kathmandu, Nepal 159.6319:53.1 6:54:10.1PKPdf
Beijing, China 171.7320:03.6 6:54:20.6PKPdf

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