Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.5 SOUTHEASTERN IRAN
Monday, December 20, 2010 at 18:41:59 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
Kathmandu, Nepal 23.13 5:06.018:47:05.0P
Moscow, Russia 31.31 6:19.918:48:18.9P
Nairobi, Kenya 36.46 7:04.618:49:03.6P
Rome, Italy 39.92 7:33.718:49:32.7P
Bergen, Norway 47.96 8:38.218:50:37.2P
Beijing, China 48.06 8:39.018:50:38.0P
London, England 49.38 8:49.218:50:48.2P
Tokyo, Japan 66.9510:52.418:52:51.4P
Agana, Guam 79.9512:08.918:54:07.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 87.6112:48.018:54:47.0P
Bangor, Maine 93.0013:13.118:55:12.1P
Ottawa, Canada 95.8013:25.918:55:24.9P
Boston, Massachusetts 95.9513:26.618:55:25.6P
New York, New York 98.6113:38.518:55:37.5Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 99.7613:43.618:55:42.6Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 100.7913:48.218:55:47.2Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 101.5013:51.318:55:50.3Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 104.1114:02.918:56:01.9Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 105.7114:10.018:56:09.0Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 107.3614:17.418:56:16.4Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 107.6514:18.718:56:17.7Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 109.4514:26.618:56:25.6Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 110.5414:31.518:56:30.5Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 110.6114:31.818:56:30.8Pdiff
Miami, Florida 113.4014:44.218:56:43.2Pdiff
San Francisco, California 114.1314:47.418:56:46.4Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 115.4114:53.118:56:52.1Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 117.8115:03.718:57:02.7Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 117.8915:04.118:57:03.1Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 119.0315:09.218:57:08.1Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 121.4815:20.118:57:19.1Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 126.8015:43.618:57:42.6Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 128.0015:49.018:57:48.0Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 128.4115:50.818:57:49.8Pdiff
Lima, Peru 136.0416:24.718:58:23.7Pdiff

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