USGS Centroid Moment Solution


13/01/15 16:09:37.09

Epicenter: -62.580 -161.396
MW 6.1

13/01/15 16:09:57.29
Centroid: -62.654 -161.583
Depth  26         No. of sta: 69
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
  Mrr=-0.16       Mtt= 2.02
  Mpp=-1.86       Mrt= 0.37
  Mrp= 0.19       Mtp= 0.42
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  2.12  Plg=10  Azm=354
  N       -0.21      79      201
  P       -1.92       5       84

Best Double Couple:Mo=2.0*10**18
 NP1:Strike= 39 Dip=87 Slip= 170
 NP2:       129     80         3

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