Historic Earthquakes: Travel Times

Magnitude 6.3 GREECE
2003 August 14 05:14:55 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
Travel Time
Arrival Time
Rome, Italy 6.83 1:40.3 5:16:35.3Pn
London, England 19.10 4:22.8 5:19:17.8P
Moscow, Russia 20.06 4:33.4 5:19:28.4P
Bergen, Norway 23.32 5:08.3 5:20:03.3P
Nairobi, Kenya 42.89 7:58.5 5:22:53.5P
Kathmandu, Nepal 54.07 9:24.7 5:24:19.7P
Bangor, Maine 63.4810:30.2 5:25:25.2P
Boston, Massachusetts 66.1910:47.8 5:25:42.8P
Ottawa, Canada 67.3610:55.3 5:25:50.3P
New York, New York 68.9111:05.0 5:26:00.0P
Beijing, China 69.9611:11.5 5:26:06.5P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 70.0711:12.2 5:26:07.2P
Washington, D.C. 71.8611:23.1 5:26:18.1P
Duluth, Minnesota 75.6011:45.1 5:26:40.1P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 76.2011:48.5 5:26:43.5P
Knoxville, Tennessee 78.7712:02.8 5:26:57.8P
Anchorage, Alaska 79.6712:07.8 5:27:02.8P
St. Louis, Missouri 80.0112:09.6 5:27:04.6P
Miami, Florida 82.0012:20.2 5:27:15.2P
Wichita, Kansas 84.6212:33.7 5:27:28.7P
Tokyo, Japan 86.6612:43.9 5:27:38.9P
Golden, Colorado 87.2012:46.4 5:27:41.4P
Seattle, Washington 87.3812:47.3 5:27:42.3P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 91.5513:06.9 5:28:01.9P
Brownsville, Texas 93.3313:15.0 5:28:10.0P
San Francisco, California 96.2713:28.5 5:28:23.5P
Los Angeles, California 97.8413:35.5 5:28:30.5P
Mexico City, Mexico 99.0913:41.0 5:28:36.0Pdiff
Lima, Peru 103.5414:00.8 5:28:55.8Pdiff
Agana, Guam 106.1114:12.2 5:29:07.2Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 119.8215:13.1 5:30:08.1Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 123.7115:30.3 5:30:25.3Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 138.8716:37.6 5:31:32.7Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 160.0919:58.8 5:34:53.8PKPdf