Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.8 PUERTO RICO
2010 May 16 05:16:10 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
(degrees)
Travel Time
(min:secs)
Arrival Time
UTC
Phase
San Juan, Puerto Rico 0.89 0:20.4 5:16:30.4Pn
Miami, Florida 14.19 3:15.7 5:19:25.7Pn
Washington, D.C. 22.18 4:46.9 5:20:56.9P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 22.59 4:51.1 5:21:01.1P
New York, New York 23.02 4:55.2 5:21:05.2P
Knoxville, Tennessee 23.69 5:01.3 5:21:11.3P
Boston, Massachusetts 24.10 5:05.0 5:21:15.0P
Bangor, Maine 26.36 5:25.5 5:21:35.5P
Ottawa, Canada 27.88 5:39.1 5:21:49.1P
St. Louis, Missouri 28.53 5:44.9 5:21:54.9P
Brownsville, Texas 29.11 5:50.0 5:21:60.0P
Mexico City, Mexico 30.36 6:01.0 5:22:11.0P
Lima, Peru 31.86 6:14.2 5:22:24.2P
Wichita, Kansas 32.72 6:21.7 5:22:31.7P
Duluth, Minnesota 35.01 6:41.4 5:22:51.4P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 38.75 7:13.1 5:23:23.1P
Golden, Colorado 39.14 7:16.3 5:23:26.3P
Phoenix, Arizona 42.83 7:46.5 5:23:56.5P
Los Angeles, California 48.00 8:27.3 5:24:37.3P
San Francisco, California 51.74 8:55.7 5:25:05.7P
Seattle, Washington 53.37 9:07.7 5:25:17.7P
London, England 61.4610:04.5 5:26:14.5P
Bergen, Norway 65.4910:31.0 5:26:41.0P
Rome, Italy 70.3111:01.2 5:27:11.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 70.6211:03.1 5:27:13.1P
Moscow, Russia 83.0012:12.6 5:28:22.6P
Honolulu, Hawaii 84.1712:18.6 5:28:28.6P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 85.9512:27.4 5:28:37.4P
Nairobi, Kenya 103.6013:48.0 5:29:58.0Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 120.5315:03.1 5:31:13.1Pdiff
Beijing, China 121.9015:09.2 5:31:19.2Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 122.9415:13.8 5:31:23.8Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 126.9415:31.6 5:31:41.6Pdiff
Agana, Guam 135.4316:09.3 5:32:19.3Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 142.1416:39.1 5:32:49.1Pdiff

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