IRIS Special Report

Date-Time 2002 04 20 10:50:44 UTC
Location 44.51N 73.66W
Depth 5.0 kilometers
Magnitude 5.1
Region NEW YORK

Reference 15 miles (25 km) SW of Plattsburgh, New York

N E W  Y O R K, April 20 — An earthquake felt from Maine to Maryland rattled the Northeast on this morning with a magnitude of 5.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. [ABC News]



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Theoretical P-Wave Travel Times
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City Distance
(degrees)
Travel Time
(min:secs)
Arrival Time
UTC
Phase
Ottawa, Canada 1.72 0:30.6 10:51:14.6 Pn
Boston, Massachusetts 2.87 0:46.4 10:51:30.4 Pn
Bangor, Maine 3.50 0:55.1 10:51:39.1 Pn
New York, New York 3.80 0:59.2 10:51:43.2 Pn
Philadephia, Pennsylvania 4.69 1:11.4 10:51:55.4 Pn
Washington, D.C. 6.15 1:31.5 10:52:15.5 Pn
Knoxville, Tennessee 12.25 2:55.1 10:53:39.1 Pn
Duluth, Minnesota 13.15 3:07.3 10:53:51.3 Pn
St. Louis, Missouri 13.71 3:15.1 10:53:59.1 Pn
Wichita, Kansas 19.03 4:22.7 10:55:06.7 P
Miami, Florida 19.43 4:27.2 10:55:11.2 P
Golden, Colorado 23.79 5:13.6 10:55:57.6 P
San Juan, Puerto Rico 26.70 5:40.1 10:56:24.1 P
Brownsville, Texas 26.75 5:40.5 10:56:24.5 P
Albuquerque, New Mexico 26.87 5:41.6 10:56:25.6 P
Mexico City, Mexico 32.82 6:34.3 10:57:18.3 P
Seattle, Washington 33.43 6:39.6 10:57:23.6 P
Los Angeles, California 35.66 6:58.9 10:57:42.9 P
San Francisco, California 36.88 7:09.3 10:57:53.3 P
Anchorage, Alaska 46.08 8:24.7 10:59:08.7 P
Bergen, Norway 47.61 8:36.7 10:59:20.7 P
London, England 47.75 8:37.8 10:59:21.8 P
Lima, Peru 56.42 9:42.4 11:00:26.4 P
Rome, Italy 59.98 10:07.3 11:00:51.3 P
Moscow, Russia 64.61 10:38.4 11:01:22.4 P
Honolulu, Hawaii 71.33 11:20.7 11:02:04.7 P
Tokyo, Japan 94.64 13:21.9 11:04:05.9 P
Beijing, China 95.47 13:25.7 11:04:09.7 P
Nairobi, Kenya 105.43 14:10.0 11:04:54.0 Pdiff
Kathmandu, Nepal 105.62 14:10.9 11:04:54.9 Pdiff
Palmer Station, Antarctica 112.18 14:40.0 11:05:24.0 Pdiff
Agana, Guam 112.57 14:41.7 11:05:25.7 Pdiff
Wellington, New Zealand 131.09 16:03.9 11:06:47.9 Pdiff
Brisbane, Australia 139.21 16:40.0 11:07:24.0 Pdiff
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road destruction

Collapsed road in Au Sable Forks, N.Y., 12 miles south of Plattsburgh, near the epicenter [AP]

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Hazard map from USGS

Seismicity map from Harvard

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