Historic Earthquakes: Travel Times

Saturday, January 01, 2005 at 06:25:44 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
Kathmandu, Nepal 23.47 5:09.9 6:30:53.9P
Beijing, China 40.98 7:42.9 6:33:26.9P
Agana, Guam 52.39 9:12.2 6:34:56.2P
Tokyo, Japan 53.21 9:18.3 6:35:02.3P
Nairobi, Kenya 55.72 9:36.6 6:35:20.6P
Moscow, Russia 66.5010:49.8 6:36:33.8P
Brisbane, Australia 66.9010:52.4 6:36:36.4P
Rome, Italy 79.0212:04.3 6:37:48.3P
Bergen, Norway 84.1212:31.2 6:38:15.2P
London, England 87.6012:48.4 6:38:32.4P
Wellington, New Zealand 87.6912:48.8 6:38:32.8P
Anchorage, Alaska 98.5513:38.7 6:39:22.7Pdiff
Honolulu, Hawaii 106.5414:14.1 6:39:58.1Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 115.3414:53.2 6:40:37.2Pdiff
Seattle, Washington 119.2415:10.5 6:40:54.5Pdiff
San Francisco, California 126.5815:43.1 6:41:27.1Pdiff
Bangor, Maine 127.5415:47.3 6:41:31.3Pdiff
Duluth, Minnesota 128.2815:50.6 6:41:34.6Pdiff
Ottawa, Canada 128.6315:52.2 6:41:36.2Pdiff
Boston, Massachusetts 130.4716:00.3 6:41:44.3Pdiff
Los Angeles, California 131.6016:05.4 6:41:49.4Pdiff
Golden, Colorado 132.6116:09.8 6:41:53.8Pdiff
New York, New York 132.7516:10.5 6:41:54.5Pdiff
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 133.7516:14.9 6:41:58.9Pdiff
Washington, D.C. 135.1716:21.2 6:42:05.2Pdiff
Albuquerque, New Mexico 136.3016:26.2 6:42:10.2Pdiff
St. Louis, Missouri 136.4516:26.9 6:42:10.9Pdiff
Wichita, Kansas 136.4816:27.0 6:42:11.0Pdiff
Knoxville, Tennessee 139.1516:38.9 6:42:22.9Pdiff
Brownsville, Texas 147.8119:41.6 6:45:25.6PKPdf
San Juan, Puerto Rico 148.3719:42.5 6:45:26.5PKPdf
Miami, Florida 148.5119:42.7 6:45:26.7PKPdf
Mexico City, Mexico 153.2119:49.9 6:45:33.9PKPdf
Lima, Peru 167.3220:05.6 6:45:49.6PKPdf