USGS Body-Wave Moment Tensor Solution

SOLOMON ISLANDS

12/02/14 08:19:55.91

Epicenter: -10.380  161.052
MW 6.3

USGS MOMENT TENSOR SOLUTION
Depth  45         No. of sta: 71
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
  Mrr= 2.06       Mtt=-0.52
  Mpp=-1.54       Mrt=-2.24
  Mrp=-0.13       Mtp= 2.99
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  3.95  Plg=47  Azm=150
  N        0.42      40      305
  P       -4.37      13       46

Best Double Couple:Mo=4.2*10**18
 NP1:Strike=176 Dip=48 Slip= 151
 NP2:       286     69        46

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