Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.6 OFFSHORE MAULE, CHILE
Monday, February 14, 2011 at 03:40:10 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
Lima, Peru 23.55 5:08.5 3:45:18.5P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 32.77 6:30.9 3:46:40.9P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 53.97 9:21.6 3:49:31.6P
Mexico City, Mexico 60.0210:04.5 3:50:14.5P
Miami, Florida 61.2610:12.9 3:50:22.9P
Brownsville, Texas 65.3310:39.9 3:50:49.9P
Knoxville, Tennessee 71.9411:21.2 3:51:31.2P
Washington, D.C. 74.0511:33.7 3:51:43.7P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 75.0311:39.4 3:51:49.4P
St. Louis, Missouri 75.4811:41.9 3:51:51.9P
New York, New York 75.7711:43.6 3:51:53.6P
Wichita, Kansas 76.3111:46.7 3:51:56.7P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 76.9411:50.3 3:52:00.3P
Boston, Massachusetts 77.3911:52.8 3:52:02.8P
Phoenix, Arizona 77.7811:55.0 3:52:05.0P
Bangor, Maine 79.9312:06.7 3:52:16.7P
Ottawa, Canada 80.5112:09.9 3:52:19.9P
Golden, Colorado 80.5712:10.2 3:52:20.2P
Los Angeles, California 81.1612:13.3 3:52:23.3P
Wellington, New Zealand 81.7312:16.3 3:52:26.3P
Duluth, Minnesota 83.6412:26.3 3:52:36.3P
San Francisco, California 86.1712:39.0 3:52:49.0P
Seattle, Washington 93.9613:15.5 3:53:25.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 98.2413:34.8 3:53:44.8P
Brisbane, Australia 103.9614:00.2 3:54:10.2Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 105.1114:05.3 3:54:15.3Pdiff
London, England 107.3114:15.0 3:54:25.0Pdiff
Rome, Italy 109.4614:24.6 3:54:34.6Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 114.6414:47.6 3:54:57.6Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 114.6514:47.6 3:54:57.6Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 129.5815:53.9 3:56:03.9Pdiff
Agana, Guam 139.8116:39.3 3:56:49.3Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 153.6219:49.5 3:59:59.5PKPdf
Kathmandu, Nepal 159.8019:57.8 4:00:07.8PKPdf
Beijing, China 171.4620:07.9 4:00:17.9PKPdf

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