Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Wednesday, November 07, 2012 at 16:35:50 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
Mexico City, Mexico 8.74 2:03.716:37:53.7Pn
Brownsville, Texas 12.87 3:00.316:38:50.3Pn
Miami, Florida 16.01 3:42.216:39:32.2Pn
Knoxville, Tennessee 22.60 4:56.916:40:46.9P
Wichita, Kansas 24.07 5:11.416:41:01.4P
St. Louis, Missouri 24.53 5:15.616:41:05.6P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 24.76 5:17.716:41:07.7P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 25.13 5:21.016:41:11.0P
Phoenix, Arizona 26.59 5:34.216:41:24.2P
Washington, D.C. 27.99 5:46.816:41:36.8P
Golden, Colorado 28.11 5:47.816:41:37.8P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 29.67 6:01.716:41:51.7P
Lima, Peru 29.89 6:03.716:41:53.7P
New York, New York 30.80 6:11.716:42:01.7P
Los Angeles, California 31.04 6:13.716:42:03.7P
Duluth, Minnesota 32.57 6:27.216:42:17.2P
Boston, Massachusetts 33.42 6:34.616:42:24.6P
Ottawa, Canada 34.11 6:40.616:42:30.6P
San Francisco, California 35.90 6:56.016:42:46.0P
Bangor, Maine 36.39 7:00.216:42:50.2P
Seattle, Washington 42.03 7:47.216:43:37.2P
Anchorage, Alaska 62.5810:19.716:46:09.7P
Honolulu, Hawaii 62.8310:21.416:46:11.4P
London, England 80.2112:06.116:47:56.1P
Bergen, Norway 81.4412:12.616:48:02.6P
Palmer Station, Antarctica 84.1012:26.416:48:16.4P
Rome, Italy 91.1313:00.316:48:50.3P
Moscow, Russia 98.6613:34.516:49:24.5Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 101.5913:47.516:49:37.5Pdiff
Tokyo, Japan 110.4714:26.916:50:16.9Pdiff
Agana, Guam 117.5714:58.416:50:48.4Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 118.4515:02.316:50:52.3Pdiff
Beijing, China 120.1615:09.916:50:59.9Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 127.7815:43.716:51:33.7Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 138.3916:30.816:52:20.8Pdiff

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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