Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 08:38:38 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
Kathmandu, Nepal 26.27 5:32.2 8:44:10.2P
Beijing, China 42.99 7:55.9 8:46:33.9P
Agana, Guam 52.25 9:07.9 8:47:45.9P
Tokyo, Japan 54.42 9:23.8 8:48:01.8P
Nairobi, Kenya 56.34 9:37.6 8:48:15.6P
Brisbane, Australia 64.7810:35.3 8:49:13.3P
Moscow, Russia 69.2311:03.5 8:49:41.5P
Rome, Italy 81.4112:13.6 8:50:51.6P
Wellington, New Zealand 85.3112:33.6 8:51:11.6P
Bergen, Norway 86.8512:41.2 8:51:19.2P
London, England 90.2012:57.0 8:51:35.0P
Anchorage, Alaska 100.6113:44.2 8:52:22.2Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 106.8614:11.9 8:52:49.9Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 112.8314:38.4 8:53:16.4Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 121.2815:15.9 8:53:53.9Pdiff
San Francisco, California 128.3115:47.1 8:54:25.1Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 130.3415:56.2 8:54:34.2Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 130.9015:58.6 8:54:36.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 131.4116:00.9 8:54:38.9Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 133.2716:09.2 8:54:47.2Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 133.3216:09.4 8:54:47.4Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 134.8816:16.3 8:54:54.3Pdiff
New York, New York 135.5516:19.3 8:54:57.3Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 136.5516:23.7 8:55:01.7Pdiff
Phoenix, Arizona 137.2216:26.7 8:55:04.7Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 137.9616:30.0 8:55:08.0Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 138.4416:32.1 8:55:10.1Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 138.9416:34.3 8:55:12.3Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 139.0816:34.9 8:55:12.9Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 141.8716:47.3 8:55:25.3Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 150.1219:42.8 8:58:20.8PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 150.8919:44.1 8:58:22.1PKPdf
Miami, Florida 151.3019:44.7 8:58:22.7PKPdf
Mexico City, Mexico 155.2519:50.7 8:58:28.7PKPdf
Lima, Peru 166.2320:03.2 8:58:41.2PKPdf

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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