Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 6.4 KURIL ISLANDS
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 18:12:37 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
Tokyo, Japan 17.82 4:08.718:16:45.7Pn
Beijing, China 29.03 6:00.918:18:37.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 32.36 6:30.318:19:07.3P
Agana, Guam 36.79 7:08.518:19:45.5P
Honolulu, Hawaii 46.24 8:26.018:21:03.0P
Seattle, Washington 51.85 9:09.018:21:46.0P
Kathmandu, Nepal 56.85 9:45.518:22:22.5P
San Francisco, California 57.87 9:52.718:22:29.7P
Los Angeles, California 62.8610:26.918:23:03.9P
Moscow, Russia 63.1910:29.118:23:06.1P
Golden, Colorado 66.4710:50.518:23:27.5P
Phoenix, Arizona 66.9910:53.818:23:30.8P
Duluth, Minnesota 67.8410:59.218:23:36.2P
Bergen, Norway 68.0411:00.518:23:37.5P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 69.0011:06.518:23:43.5P
Wichita, Kansas 72.1111:25.518:24:02.5P
St. Louis, Missouri 74.9811:42.318:24:19.3P
Ottawa, Canada 75.6911:46.418:24:23.4P
Brisbane, Australia 76.4611:50.818:24:27.8P
London, England 77.4611:56.518:24:33.5P
Bangor, Maine 78.6712:03.218:24:40.2P
Knoxville, Tennessee 79.5812:08.118:24:45.1P
Boston, Massachusetts 80.0412:10.618:24:47.6P
New York, New York 80.3612:12.418:24:49.4P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 80.5712:13.518:24:50.5P
Washington, D.C. 80.7212:14.318:24:51.3P
Brownsville, Texas 81.0712:16.118:24:53.1P
Rome, Italy 83.5512:29.118:25:06.1P
Mexico City, Mexico 85.0912:36.918:25:13.9P
Miami, Florida 90.3813:02.318:25:39.3P
Wellington, New Zealand 91.7813:08.818:25:45.8P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 103.1113:59.718:26:36.7Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 109.2814:27.218:27:04.2Pdiff
Lima, Peru 123.1915:28.918:28:05.9Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 153.0319:52.018:32:29.0PKPdf

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