Historic Earthquakes: Travel Times

Magnitude 7.5 MINDANAO, PHILIPPINES
2002 March 05 21:16:09 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
Agana, Guam 21.53 4:46.2 21:20:55.2 P
Tokyo, Japan 32.75 6:29.6 21:22:38.6 P
Beijing, China 34.42 6:44.2 21:22:53.2 P
Kathmandu, Nepal 42.71 7:53.7 21:24:02.7 P
Brisbane, Australia 43.44 7:59.6 21:24:08.6 P
Wellington, New Zealand 65.98 10:43.0 21:26:52.0 P
Honolulu, Hawaii 76.62 11:47.4 21:27:56.4 P
Anchorage, Alaska 82.75 12:20.6 21:28:29.6 P
Moscow, Russia 83.07 12:22.2 21:28:31.2 P
Nairobi, Kenya 87.53 12:44.4 21:28:53.4 P
Bergen, Norway 98.49 13:34.8 21:29:43.8 Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 100.93 13:45.6 21:29:54.6 Pdiff
Rome, Italy 101.83 13:49.6 21:29:58.6 Pdiff
San Francisco, California 104.40 14:01.0 21:30:10.0 Pdiff
London, England 105.62 14:06.4 21:30:15.4 Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 108.87 14:20.9 21:30:29.9 Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 115.60 14:50.7 21:30:59.7 Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 117.07 14:57.2 21:31:06.2 Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 118.13 15:01.9 21:31:11.0 Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 118.33 15:02.8 21:31:11.8 Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 121.73 15:18.0 21:31:27.0 Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 125.22 15:33.4 21:31:42.4 Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 125.74 15:35.8 21:31:44.8 Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 128.05 15:46.0 21:31:55.0 Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 128.55 15:48.2 21:31:57.2 Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 129.87 15:54.1 21:32:03.1 Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 129.94 15:54.4 21:32:03.4 Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 130.36 15:56.3 21:32:05.2 Pdiff
New York, New York 130.54 15:57.1 21:32:06.1 Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 130.86 15:58.5 21:32:07.5 Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 131.13 15:59.7 21:32:08.7 Pdiff
Miami, Florida 140.48 16:41.2 21:32:50.2 Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 153.57 19:46.7 21:35:55.7 PKPdf
Lima, Peru 158.18 19:52.8 21:36:01.8 PKPdf