Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Tuesday, April 06, 2010 at 22:15:02 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
Kathmandu, Nepal 27.69 5:43.722:20:45.7P
Beijing, China 41.43 7:41.822:22:43.8P
Agana, Guam 48.45 8:37.722:23:39.7P
Tokyo, Japan 51.64 9:01.922:24:03.9P
Nairobi, Kenya 60.3110:03.922:25:05.9P
Brisbane, Australia 61.3710:11.122:25:13.1P
Moscow, Russia 71.3311:14.922:26:16.9P
Wellington, New Zealand 82.2712:16.522:27:18.5P
Rome, Italy 84.4512:27.722:27:29.7P
Bergen, Norway 88.9212:49.522:27:51.5P
London, England 92.7613:07.322:28:09.3P
Anchorage, Alaska 98.9413:35.222:28:37.2Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 103.2413:54.322:28:56.2Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 113.3014:38.922:29:40.9Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 119.4915:06.422:30:08.4Pdiff
San Francisco, California 125.9915:35.322:30:37.2Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 130.5515:55.522:30:57.5Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 130.9615:57.322:30:59.3Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 131.4915:59.722:31:01.7Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 132.1216:02.522:31:04.5Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 133.5016:08.622:31:10.6Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 134.3616:12.422:31:14.4Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 135.1216:15.822:31:17.8Pdiff
New York, New York 136.4816:21.822:31:23.8Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 136.7516:23.022:31:25.0Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 137.4116:26.022:31:28.0Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 138.0316:28.722:31:30.7Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 138.7116:31.722:31:33.7Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 138.7516:31.922:31:33.9Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 141.9616:46.122:31:48.1Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 148.6919:38.822:34:40.8PKPdf
Miami, Florida 152.0419:44.222:34:46.2PKPdf
Mexico City, Mexico 153.2219:46.022:34:48.0PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 153.5819:46.622:34:48.6PKPdf
Lima, Peru 168.5920:03.322:35:05.3PKPdf

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