Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.5 SOUTH SANDWICH ISLANDS REGION
Sunday, March 06, 2011 at 14:32:36 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
Palmer Station, Antarctica 20.35 4:29.314:37:05.3P
Lima, Peru 58.50 9:47.014:42:23.0P
Nairobi, Kenya 74.7311:30.414:44:06.4P
Wellington, New Zealand 80.9512:04.914:44:40.9P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 81.5212:07.914:44:43.9P
Miami, Florida 93.3713:05.314:45:41.3P
Brisbane, Australia 96.4313:19.214:45:55.2P
Mexico City, Mexico 96.5313:19.614:45:55.6P
Brownsville, Texas 101.1713:40.314:46:16.3Pdiff
Rome, Italy 103.4513:50.414:46:26.4Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 103.9413:52.614:46:28.6Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 104.2613:54.014:46:30.0Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 104.3413:54.314:46:30.3Pdiff
New York, New York 104.5813:55.414:46:31.4Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 105.1513:58.014:46:34.0Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 106.7614:05.114:46:41.1Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 108.7314:13.814:46:49.8Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 109.3614:16.614:46:52.6Pdiff
London, England 109.8014:18.614:46:54.6Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 111.0014:23.914:46:59.9Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 113.1614:33.514:47:09.5Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 114.5714:39.814:47:15.8Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 116.2014:47.014:47:23.0Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 116.2814:47.314:47:23.3Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 118.2314:56.014:47:32.0Pdiff
Bergen, Norway 119.2215:00.414:47:36.4Pdiff
San Francisco, California 123.2515:18.314:47:54.3Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 123.4615:19.214:47:55.2Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 124.8715:25.514:48:01.5Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 129.7215:47.014:48:23.0Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 130.4215:50.114:48:26.1Pdiff
Agana, Guam 136.6816:17.914:48:53.9Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 150.8619:37.314:52:13.3PKPdf
Beijing, China 151.0219:37.614:52:13.6PKPdf
Tokyo, Japan 157.3919:46.914:52:22.9PKPdf

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World Data Center for Seismology, Denver