Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 4.3 EASTERN KENTUCKY
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 17:08:12 UTC

Theoretical P-wave Travel Times

Theoretical P-wave Travel Times

These maps show 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
Knoxville, Tennessee 2.12 0:36.617:08:48.6Pn
Washington, D.C. 5.01 1:16.317:09:28.3Pn
St. Louis, Missouri 5.95 1:29.217:09:41.2Pn
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 6.74 1:40.017:09:52.0Pn
New York, New York 7.85 1:55.317:10:07.3Pn
Ottawa, Canada 9.91 2:23.517:10:35.5Pn
Boston, Massachusetts 10.52 2:31.917:10:43.9Pn
Wichita, Kansas 11.43 2:44.317:10:56.3Pn
Miami, Florida 11.59 2:46.517:10:58.5Pn
Duluth, Minnesota 11.78 2:49.117:11:01.1Pn
Bangor, Maine 13.18 3:08.217:11:20.2Pn
Brownsville, Texas 16.68 3:54.917:12:06.9Pn
Golden, Colorado 17.60 4:06.417:12:18.4Pn
Albuquerque, New Mexico 19.21 4:25.417:12:37.4P
Mexico City, Mexico 22.63 5:02.317:13:14.3P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 23.75 5:13.917:13:25.9P
Phoenix, Arizona 23.99 5:16.017:13:28.0P
Los Angeles, California 28.74 5:58.917:14:10.9P
Seattle, Washington 30.61 6:15.517:14:27.5P
San Francisco, California 31.16 6:20.317:14:32.3P
Anchorage, Alaska 47.34 8:35.217:16:47.2P
Lima, Peru 49.29 8:50.317:17:02.3P
Bergen, Norway 57.76 9:52.617:18:04.6P
London, England 57.88 9:53.417:18:05.4P
Honolulu, Hawaii 65.6710:46.017:18:58.0P
Rome, Italy 69.9511:13.017:19:25.0P
Moscow, Russia 74.6211:40.917:19:52.9P
Tokyo, Japan 97.4213:35.117:21:47.1P
Beijing, China 101.2813:52.317:22:04.3Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 105.5614:11.317:22:23.3Pdiff
Agana, Guam 112.5714:42.417:22:54.4Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 114.2414:49.817:23:01.8Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 114.5814:51.317:23:03.3Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 121.5215:22.117:23:34.1Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 132.3216:10.017:24:22.0Pdiff

Travel Time Information and Calculator

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