USGS Body-Wave Moment Tensor Solution


13/03/26 13:04:48.30

Epicenter:  16.212  -98.136
MW 5.4

Depth  12         No. of sta: 14
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**17 Nm
  Mrr= 1.18       Mtt=-0.72
  Mpp=-0.46       Mrt= 0.22
  Mrp=-0.75       Mtp= 0.72
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  1.47  Plg=68  Azm= 94
  N        0.02      16      318
  P       -1.49      14      224

Best Double Couple:Mo=1.5*10**17
 NP1:Strike=292 Dip=34 Slip=  60
 NP2:       147     61       109

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