Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.1 SPAIN
Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 16:47:26 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
Rome, Italy 11.59 2:46.616:50:12.6Pn
London, England 13.83 3:17.216:50:43.2Pn
Bergen, Norway 23.12 5:07.516:52:33.5P
Moscow, Russia 31.84 6:26.416:53:52.4P
Bangor, Maine 49.73 8:53.716:56:19.7P
Boston, Massachusetts 52.10 9:11.516:56:37.5P
Nairobi, Kenya 52.55 9:14.916:56:40.9P
Ottawa, Canada 54.22 9:27.116:56:53.1P
New York, New York 54.73 9:30.916:56:56.9P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 55.84 9:38.916:57:04.9P
Washington, D.C. 57.59 9:51.416:57:17.4P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 59.0010:01.216:57:27.2P
Duluth, Minnesota 64.1310:35.916:58:01.9P
Knoxville, Tennessee 64.6910:39.616:58:05.6P
Miami, Florida 66.1510:49.116:58:15.1P
St. Louis, Missouri 66.8610:53.616:58:19.6P
Kathmandu, Nepal 71.3511:21.516:58:47.5P
Wichita, Kansas 72.0611:25.816:58:51.8P
Golden, Colorado 75.9111:48.316:59:14.3P
Anchorage, Alaska 78.1112:00.716:59:26.7P
Brownsville, Texas 79.0212:05.716:59:31.7P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 79.6812:09.316:59:35.3P
Seattle, Washington 79.8612:10.316:59:36.3P
Beijing, China 84.1012:32.616:59:58.6P
Mexico City, Mexico 84.1412:32.816:59:58.8P
Phoenix, Arizona 84.1712:32.916:59:58.9P
Lima, Peru 86.1212:42.717:00:08.7P
San Francisco, California 87.2012:47.917:00:13.9P
Los Angeles, California 87.5012:49.417:00:15.4P
Tokyo, Japan 98.6713:40.717:01:06.7Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 115.0714:53.517:02:19.5Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 117.2015:03.017:02:29.0Pdiff
Agana, Guam 120.0815:15.717:02:41.7Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 156.3419:57.517:07:23.4PKPdf
Wellington, New Zealand 175.4420:13.717:07:39.7PKPdf

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