Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.4 NEAR COAST OF CENTRAL PERU
Monday, January 30, 2012 at 05:11:00 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
Lima, Peru 2.48 0:37.9 5:11:37.9Pn
San Juan, Puerto Rico 33.78 6:37.9 5:17:37.9P
Miami, Florida 39.94 7:30.3 5:18:30.3P
Mexico City, Mexico 40.63 7:36.0 5:18:36.0P
Brownsville, Texas 45.16 8:12.7 5:19:12.7P
Knoxville, Tennessee 50.66 8:55.2 5:19:55.2P
Washington, D.C. 52.80 9:11.2 5:20:11.2P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 53.85 9:18.9 5:20:18.9P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 54.08 9:20.6 5:20:20.6P
St. Louis, Missouri 54.31 9:22.3 5:20:22.3P
New York, New York 54.63 9:24.6 5:20:24.6P
Wichita, Kansas 55.54 9:31.1 5:20:31.1P
Boston, Massachusetts 56.38 9:37.2 5:20:37.2P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 57.13 9:42.5 5:20:42.5P
Phoenix, Arizona 58.74 9:53.8 5:20:53.8P
Bangor, Maine 59.02 9:55.7 5:20:55.8P
Ottawa, Canada 59.31 9:57.7 5:20:57.7P
Golden, Colorado 60.3010:04.6 5:21:04.6P
Duluth, Minnesota 62.4310:19.0 5:21:19.0P
Los Angeles, California 62.8010:21.4 5:21:21.4P
San Francisco, California 67.7910:53.8 5:21:53.8P
Seattle, Washington 74.4011:33.8 5:22:33.8P
Honolulu, Hawaii 88.0012:45.9 5:23:45.9P
London, England 92.1713:05.3 5:24:05.3P
Wellington, New Zealand 94.8813:17.7 5:24:17.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 94.9113:17.9 5:24:17.9P
Bergen, Norway 97.7913:30.9 5:24:30.9P
Rome, Italy 97.9513:31.6 5:24:31.6P
Nairobi, Kenya 111.4214:31.4 5:25:31.4Pdiff
Moscow, Russia 114.7114:46.0 5:25:46.0Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 117.2314:57.2 5:25:57.2Pdiff
Agana, Guam 140.8116:41.8 5:27:41.8Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 141.7416:45.9 5:27:45.9Pdiff
Beijing, China 152.2619:45.4 5:30:45.4PKPdf
Kathmandu, Nepal 157.7419:53.2 5:30:53.2PKPdf

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