Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.4 SOUTH OF PANAMA
Monday, June 04, 2012 at 03:15:25 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 18.30 4:14.0 3:19:39.0Pn
Miami, Florida 20.26 4:35.5 3:20:00.5P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 20.50 4:38.2 3:20:03.2P
Mexico City, Mexico 21.34 4:47.2 3:20:12.2P
Brownsville, Texas 24.85 5:22.6 3:20:47.6P
Knoxville, Tennessee 30.39 6:12.2 3:21:37.2P
Washington, D.C. 33.59 6:40.3 3:22:05.3P
St. Louis, Missouri 33.75 6:41.7 3:22:06.7P
Wichita, Kansas 34.84 6:51.1 3:22:16.1P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 34.91 6:51.7 3:22:16.7P
New York, New York 35.86 6:59.9 3:22:24.9P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 36.92 7:08.9 3:22:33.9P
Boston, Massachusetts 38.04 7:18.4 3:22:43.4P
Phoenix, Arizona 39.11 7:27.3 3:22:52.3P
Golden, Colorado 39.77 7:32.9 3:22:57.9P
Ottawa, Canada 40.18 7:36.3 3:23:01.3P
Bangor, Maine 40.93 7:42.5 3:23:07.5P
Duluth, Minnesota 41.93 7:50.7 3:23:15.7P
Los Angeles, California 43.64 8:04.5 3:23:29.5P
San Francisco, California 48.48 8:42.7 3:24:07.7P
Seattle, Washington 54.14 9:25.2 3:24:50.2P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 74.2711:37.4 3:27:02.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 74.3911:38.2 3:27:03.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 74.4311:38.4 3:27:03.4P
London, England 80.9212:14.6 3:27:39.6P
Bergen, Norway 84.1612:31.4 3:27:56.4P
Rome, Italy 90.0612:60.0 3:28:25.0P
Moscow, Russia 101.7813:53.1 3:29:18.1Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 103.1913:59.3 3:29:24.3Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 119.2915:10.8 3:30:35.8Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 123.0215:27.3 3:30:52.3Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 123.0315:27.4 3:30:52.4Pdiff
Agana, Guam 129.4715:56.0 3:31:21.0Pdiff
Beijing, China 131.5616:05.2 3:31:30.2Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 144.9417:04.6 3:32:29.6Pdiff

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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