USGS WPhase Moment Solution


11/11/ 6  3:53:10.00

Epicenter:  35.537  -96.746
MW 5.6

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Centroid:   35.537  -96.377
Depth  11         No. of sta: 41
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**17 Nm
  Mrr= 0.03       Mtt= 3.19
  Mpp=-3.22       Mrt=-0.01
  Mrp=-0.73       Mtp=-1.74
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  3.64  Plg= 2  Azm= 14
  N     =  0.15      79      118
  P     = -3.79      10      283

Best Double Couple:Mo=3.7*10**17
 NP1:Strike= 60 Dip=81 Slip=-174
 NP2:       329     85        -9

Moment Tensor Solution
The figure above shows a visual representation of the style of faulting (focal mechanism) derived from the estimated moment tensor. Shaded areas show quadrants of the focal sphere in which the P-wave first-motions are away from the source, and unshaded areas show quadrants in which the P-wave first-motions are toward the source. The dots represent the axis of maximum compressional strain (in black, called the "P-axis") and the axis of maximum extensional strain (in white, called the "T-axis") resulting from the earthquake.

Moment Tensor Solution

Details on the W-phase inversion algorithm.