Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Monday, June 13, 2011 at 02:20:50 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
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Wellington, New Zealand 2.64 0:42.7 2:21:32.7Pn
Brisbane, Australia 22.50 4:59.7 2:25:49.7P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 61.2210:15.1 2:31:05.1P
Agana, Guam 62.1210:21.2 2:31:11.2P
Honolulu, Hawaii 69.8811:11.1 2:32:01.1P
Tokyo, Japan 84.2512:31.9 2:33:21.9P
Lima, Peru 95.9613:27.1 2:34:17.1P
Beijing, China 97.2713:33.0 2:34:23.0P
Los Angeles, California 99.5213:43.0 2:34:33.0Pdiff
San Francisco, California 99.9413:44.9 2:34:34.9Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 101.7613:53.0 2:34:43.0Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 102.7313:57.3 2:34:47.3Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 106.7014:14.9 2:35:04.9Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 107.1514:16.9 2:35:06.9Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 107.1614:17.0 2:35:07.0Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 107.3414:17.7 2:35:07.7Pdiff
Anchorage, Alaska 108.6114:23.4 2:35:13.4Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 111.0314:34.1 2:35:24.1Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 114.6614:50.2 2:35:40.2Pdiff
Miami, Florida 119.3015:10.8 2:36:00.8Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 119.7415:12.8 2:36:02.8Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 120.5115:16.2 2:36:06.2Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 121.6315:21.2 2:36:11.2Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 122.8215:26.5 2:36:16.5Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 125.0015:36.1 2:36:26.1Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 128.6915:52.5 2:36:42.5Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 130.4716:00.4 2:36:50.4Pdiff
New York, New York 131.6016:05.4 2:36:55.4Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 132.4516:09.2 2:36:59.2Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 134.2816:17.3 2:37:07.3Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 136.7816:28.4 2:37:18.4Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 148.9019:44.6 2:40:34.6PKPdf
Bergen, Norway 161.3820:02.2 2:40:52.2PKPdf
Rome, Italy 165.3520:06.2 2:40:56.2PKPdf
London, England 170.6020:10.1 2:41:00.1PKPdf

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