Historic Earthquakes: Travel Times

Magnitude 6.3 NORTHWESTERN KASHMIR
2002 November 20 21:32:31 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
Kathmandu, Nepal 12.05 2:49.421:35:20.4Pn
Moscow, Russia 32.19 6:24.821:38:55.8P
Beijing, China 33.21 6:33.721:39:04.7P
Rome, Italy 47.90 8:34.821:41:05.8P
Bergen, Norway 49.76 8:49.121:41:20.1P
Nairobi, Kenya 50.77 8:56.821:41:27.8P
Tokyo, Japan 52.11 9:06.821:41:37.8P
London, England 54.12 9:21.621:41:52.6P
Agana, Guam 66.2710:44.921:43:15.9P
Anchorage, Alaska 77.0411:49.721:44:20.7P
Bangor, Maine 93.4113:11.821:45:42.8P
Ottawa, Canada 95.0613:19.421:45:50.4P
Seattle, Washington 95.6913:22.221:45:53.2P
Boston, Massachusetts 96.3813:25.321:45:56.3P
Brisbane, Australia 96.9413:27.921:45:58.9P
Duluth, Minnesota 97.2313:29.221:46:00.2P
New York, New York 98.8113:36.221:46:07.2Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 99.8713:40.921:46:11.9Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 101.4313:47.821:46:18.8Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 104.8014:02.821:46:33.8Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 104.8514:03.021:46:34.0Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 105.1014:04.121:46:35.1Pdiff
San Francisco, California 105.4014:05.421:46:36.4Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 106.4214:10.021:46:41.0Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 106.6914:11.221:46:42.2Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 109.7514:24.821:46:55.8Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 109.7614:24.821:46:55.8Pdiff
Miami, Florida 114.5214:45.921:47:16.9Pdiff
San Juan, Puerto Rico 114.6114:46.421:47:17.4Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 118.4515:03.421:47:34.4Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 119.3115:07.221:47:38.2Pdiff
Mexico City, Mexico 125.0415:32.621:48:03.6Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 140.1516:39.721:49:10.7Pdiff
Lima, Peru 145.3019:33.221:52:04.2PKPbc