Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times

Magnitude 5.1 NEVADA
2013 February 13 00:10:14 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 3.46 0:53.7 0:11:07.7Pn
Los Angeles, California 3.97 1:00.7 0:11:14.7Pn
Phoenix, Arizona 6.67 1:37.7 0:11:51.7Pn
Albuquerque, New Mexico 9.64 2:18.5 0:12:32.5Pn
Golden, Colorado 10.17 2:25.7 0:12:39.7Pn
Seattle, Washington 10.25 2:26.8 0:12:40.8Pn
Wichita, Kansas 16.36 3:49.4 0:14:03.4Pn
Duluth, Minnesota 20.94 4:42.5 0:14:56.5P
Brownsville, Texas 21.17 4:45.0 0:14:59.0P
St. Louis, Missouri 21.79 4:51.6 0:15:05.6P
Mexico City, Mexico 24.78 5:21.5 0:15:35.5P
Knoxville, Tennessee 26.28 5:35.1 0:15:49.1P
Anchorage, Alaska 30.52 6:12.9 0:16:26.9P
Washington, D.C. 31.94 6:25.5 0:16:39.5P
Ottawa, Canada 32.15 6:27.3 0:16:41.3P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 33.16 6:36.1 0:16:50.1P
New York, New York 33.89 6:42.5 0:16:56.5P
Miami, Florida 34.17 6:44.9 0:16:58.9P
Boston, Massachusetts 35.79 6:58.8 0:17:12.8P
Bangor, Maine 37.10 7:10.1 0:17:24.1P
Honolulu, Hawaii 38.04 7:18.0 0:17:32.0P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 49.04 8:46.6 0:19:00.6P
Lima, Peru 62.9210:26.1 0:20:40.1P
Bergen, Norway 71.5511:20.8 0:21:34.8P
London, England 75.6511:44.9 0:21:58.9P
Tokyo, Japan 77.2811:54.2 0:22:08.2P
Moscow, Russia 84.3312:31.8 0:22:45.8P
Agana, Guam 87.3812:47.0 0:23:01.0P
Beijing, China 87.7612:48.7 0:23:02.7P
Rome, Italy 88.5912:52.7 0:23:06.7P
Wellington, New Zealand 99.9113:44.3 0:23:58.3Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 105.6014:09.5 0:24:23.5Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 111.0514:33.8 0:24:47.8Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 113.0014:42.4 0:24:56.4Pdiff
Nairobi, Kenya 136.7616:27.9 0:26:41.9Pdiff

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