USGS Body-Wave Moment Tensor Solution


11/08/30 06:57:41.51

Epicenter:  -6.398  126.790
MW 6.9

Depth 461         No. of sta: 44
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**19 Nm
  Mrr=-0.81       Mtt= 0.02
  Mpp= 0.78       Mrt= 0.80
  Mrp= 2.23       Mtp=-0.18
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  2.40  Plg=36  Azm=280
  N        0.20       9       16
  P       -2.60      53      117

Best Double Couple:Mo=2.5*10**19
 NP1:Strike=197 Dip=82 Slip= -81
 NP2:       331     12      -135

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