Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.6 OKLAHOMA
Sunday, November 06, 2011 at 03:53:10 UTC

Theoretical P-wave Travel Times
Theoretical P-wave Travel Times

These maps show 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
Wichita, Kansas 2.21 0:37.3 3:53:47.3Pn
St. Louis, Missouri 6.03 1:29.8 3:54:39.8Pn
Golden, Colorado 7.88 1:55.2 3:55:05.2Pn
Albuquerque, New Mexico 8.09 1:58.2 3:55:08.2Pn
Knoxville, Tennessee 9.42 2:16.4 3:55:26.4Pn
Brownsville, Texas 9.69 2:20.0 3:55:30.0Pn
Duluth, Minnesota 11.66 2:47.0 3:55:57.0Pn
Phoenix, Arizona 12.82 3:02.9 3:56:12.9Pn
Washington, D.C. 16.04 3:46.2 3:56:56.2Pn
Mexico City, Mexico 16.26 3:49.1 3:56:59.1Pn
Miami, Florida 17.27 4:01.9 3:57:11.9Pn
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 17.60 4:06.0 3:57:16.0Pn
Los Angeles, California 17.72 4:07.4 3:57:17.4Pn
New York, New York 18.58 4:17.9 3:57:27.9P
Ottawa, Canada 18.71 4:19.3 3:57:29.3P
San Francisco, California 20.68 4:40.8 3:57:50.8P
Boston, Massachusetts 21.01 4:44.4 3:57:54.4P
Seattle, Washington 22.54 5:00.7 3:58:10.7P
Bangor, Maine 23.17 5:07.4 3:58:17.4P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 31.98 6:27.0 3:59:37.0P
Anchorage, Alaska 41.96 7:51.6 4:01:01.6P
Lima, Peru 50.96 9:02.4 4:02:12.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 54.77 9:30.5 4:02:40.5P
Bergen, Norway 65.2810:42.8 4:03:52.8P
London, England 66.8010:52.6 4:04:02.6P
Rome, Italy 79.3612:06.9 4:05:16.9P
Moscow, Russia 81.0712:16.1 4:05:26.1P
Tokyo, Japan 91.7213:08.5 4:06:18.5P
Beijing, China 98.8813:40.9 4:06:50.9Pdiff
Agana, Guam 104.1414:04.3 4:07:14.3Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 105.9614:12.4 4:07:22.4Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 111.3714:36.4 4:07:46.4Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 117.0215:01.5 4:08:11.5Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 121.1115:19.6 4:08:29.6Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 125.0715:37.2 4:08:47.2Pdiff

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