Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.7 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
2013 May 24 03:47:08 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
San Francisco, California 2.63 0:43.7 3:47:50.7Pn
Los Angeles, California 6.53 1:37.2 3:48:44.2Pn
Seattle, Washington 7.66 1:52.8 3:48:59.8Pn
Phoenix, Arizona 9.85 2:22.9 3:49:29.9Pn
Golden, Colorado 12.18 2:54.7 3:50:01.8Pn
Albuquerque, New Mexico 12.52 2:59.3 3:50:06.3Pn
Wichita, Kansas 18.60 4:18.7 3:51:25.7P
Duluth, Minnesota 21.89 4:54.6 3:52:01.6P
St. Louis, Missouri 23.79 5:14.4 3:52:21.4P
Brownsville, Texas 24.26 5:18.7 3:52:25.7P
Anchorage, Alaska 27.47 5:47.8 3:52:54.8P
Mexico City, Mexico 27.96 5:52.1 3:52:59.1P
Knoxville, Tennessee 28.45 5:56.5 3:53:03.5P
Ottawa, Canada 33.33 6:39.5 3:53:46.5P
Washington, D.C. 33.72 6:42.9 3:53:49.9P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 34.82 6:52.4 3:53:59.4P
New York, New York 35.48 6:58.1 3:54:05.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 36.44 7:06.4 3:54:13.4P
Miami, Florida 36.85 7:09.8 3:54:16.8P
Boston, Massachusetts 37.20 7:12.8 3:54:19.8P
Bangor, Maine 38.29 7:22.0 3:54:29.0P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 51.66 9:08.4 3:56:15.4P
Lima, Peru 66.1010:48.9 3:57:55.9P
Bergen, Norway 70.6111:17.2 3:58:24.2P
Tokyo, Japan 74.1311:38.2 3:58:45.2P
London, England 75.1811:44.3 3:58:51.3P
Moscow, Russia 82.7412:25.8 3:59:32.8P
Agana, Guam 84.5912:35.2 3:59:42.2P
Beijing, China 84.6012:35.3 3:59:42.3P
Rome, Italy 88.1012:52.4 3:59:59.4P
Wellington, New Zealand 99.8313:46.0 4:00:53.0Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 104.3014:05.8 4:01:12.8Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 108.1514:22.9 4:01:29.9Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 115.8314:57.0 4:02:04.0Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 136.3816:28.2 4:03:35.2Pdiff

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