Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 7.0 MYANMAR
Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 13:55:12 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 15.05 3:32.713:58:44.7Pn
Beijing, China 23.79 5:12.814:00:24.8P
Tokyo, Japan 37.85 7:16.714:02:28.7P
Agana, Guam 43.31 8:01.914:03:13.9P
Moscow, Russia 57.57 9:49.814:05:01.8P
Nairobi, Kenya 65.4510:43.114:05:55.1P
Brisbane, Australia 70.2111:13.114:06:25.1P
Bergen, Norway 74.4911:38.614:06:50.6P
Rome, Italy 74.6511:39.614:06:51.6P
London, England 80.1312:10.314:07:22.3P
Anchorage, Alaska 81.3012:16.514:07:28.5P
Wellington, New Zealand 92.6513:12.014:08:24.0P
Honolulu, Hawaii 93.3113:15.014:08:27.0P
Seattle, Washington 101.9913:53.914:09:05.9Pdiff
San Francisco, California 109.5014:27.314:09:39.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 111.9914:38.314:09:50.3Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 114.0214:47.314:09:59.3Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 114.0914:47.614:09:59.6Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 114.5314:49.614:10:01.6Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 115.4514:53.714:10:05.7Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 116.7514:59.414:10:11.4Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 118.1015:05.414:10:17.4Pdiff
New York, New York 118.6515:07.914:10:19.9Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 119.0615:09.714:10:21.7Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 119.5015:11.714:10:23.7Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 119.6215:12.214:10:24.2Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 120.1915:14.714:10:26.7Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 120.6615:16.814:10:28.8Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 123.4615:29.214:10:41.2Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 130.6816:01.314:11:13.3Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 131.8616:06.514:11:18.5Pdiff
Miami, Florida 133.8216:15.214:11:27.2Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 135.9616:24.714:11:36.7Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 138.7516:37.114:11:49.1Pdiff
Lima, Peru 170.9820:10.214:15:22.2PKPdf

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