Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.8 JAN MAYEN ISLAND REGION
Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 13:43:24 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
Bergen, Norway 12.84 3:02.713:46:26.7Pn
London, England 20.59 4:39.313:48:03.3P
Moscow, Russia 25.65 5:30.013:48:54.0P
Rome, Italy 31.82 6:25.013:49:49.0P
Bangor, Maine 38.20 7:19.913:50:43.9P
Ottawa, Canada 39.85 7:33.713:50:57.7P
Boston, Massachusetts 41.15 7:44.513:51:08.5P
New York, New York 43.54 8:03.913:51:27.9P
Duluth, Minnesota 43.90 8:06.813:51:30.8P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 44.60 8:12.413:51:36.4P
Anchorage, Alaska 44.61 8:12.513:51:36.5P
Washington, D.C. 46.16 8:24.813:51:48.8P
St. Louis, Missouri 50.58 8:58.913:52:22.9P
Knoxville, Tennessee 51.44 9:05.413:52:29.4P
Seattle, Washington 51.66 9:07.113:52:31.1P
Wichita, Kansas 53.65 9:21.813:52:45.8P
Golden, Colorado 54.26 9:26.313:52:50.3P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 59.0010:00.013:53:24.0P
Miami, Florida 59.2910:02.013:53:26.0P
San Francisco, California 61.0510:14.113:53:38.1P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 61.9110:19.913:53:43.9P
Phoenix, Arizona 62.1610:21.613:53:45.6P
Beijing, China 62.8210:26.013:53:50.0P
Los Angeles, California 63.3810:29.813:53:53.8P
Brownsville, Texas 64.6810:38.313:54:02.3P
Kathmandu, Nepal 65.9110:46.313:54:10.3P
Tokyo, Japan 71.1411:19.013:54:43.0P
Mexico City, Mexico 71.2611:19.713:54:43.7P
Nairobi, Kenya 78.7712:03.113:55:27.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 84.7312:34.513:55:58.5P
Agana, Guam 93.6713:16.913:56:40.9P
Lima, Peru 94.1113:18.913:56:42.9P
Brisbane, Australia 135.0716:21.013:59:45.0Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 143.4616:58.214:00:22.2Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 149.6219:46.014:03:10.0PKPdf

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