Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 7.2 FOX ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
Friday, June 24, 2011 at 03:09:39 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
Anchorage, Alaska 15.10 3:30.2 3:13:09.2Pn
Seattle, Washington 31.67 6:18.8 3:15:57.8P
Honolulu, Hawaii 32.54 6:26.4 3:16:05.4P
San Francisco, California 37.05 7:05.3 3:16:44.3P
Tokyo, Japan 37.78 7:11.5 3:16:50.5P
Los Angeles, California 42.04 7:46.8 3:17:25.8P
Phoenix, Arizona 46.26 8:20.5 3:17:59.5P
Golden, Colorado 46.40 8:21.6 3:18:00.6P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 48.52 8:38.1 3:18:17.1P
Beijing, China 49.34 8:44.4 3:18:23.4P
Duluth, Minnesota 49.68 8:47.0 3:18:26.0P
Agana, Guam 51.79 9:02.9 3:18:41.9P
Wichita, Kansas 52.39 9:07.3 3:18:46.3P
St. Louis, Missouri 55.95 9:33.3 3:19:12.3P
Ottawa, Canada 59.22 9:56.3 3:19:35.3P
Brownsville, Texas 60.5410:05.4 3:19:44.4P
Knoxville, Tennessee 60.7510:06.8 3:19:45.8P
Bangor, Maine 63.0810:22.5 3:20:01.5P
Washington, D.C. 63.1710:23.1 3:20:02.1P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 63.4010:24.6 3:20:03.6P
New York, New York 63.4610:25.0 3:20:04.0P
Boston, Massachusetts 63.7610:27.0 3:20:06.0P
Mexico City, Mexico 64.3110:30.6 3:20:09.6P
Bergen, Norway 67.9210:53.8 3:20:32.8P
Moscow, Russia 69.8411:05.7 3:20:44.7P
Miami, Florida 71.1111:13.4 3:20:52.4P
Kathmandu, Nepal 76.0111:42.2 3:21:21.2P
London, England 76.6111:45.6 3:21:24.6P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 84.8912:29.8 3:22:08.8P
Brisbane, Australia 84.9812:30.3 3:22:09.3P
Rome, Italy 86.3912:37.3 3:22:16.3P
Wellington, New Zealand 93.6613:11.3 3:22:50.3P
Lima, Peru 102.3713:50.3 3:23:29.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 124.0115:26.4 3:25:05.4Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 143.0416:50.8 3:26:29.8Pdiff

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