USGS Body-Wave Moment Tensor Solution

SULAWESI, INDONESIA

12/04/16 02:17:53.69

Epicenter:  -2.603  121.808
MW 5.7

USGS MOMENT TENSOR SOLUTION
Depth  22         No. of sta: 29
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**17 Nm
  Mrr= 0.42       Mtt= 3.36
  Mpp=-3.79       Mrt= 1.52
  Mrp= 2.48       Mtp= 2.36
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  5.15  Plg=26  Azm=338
  N        0.08      55      201
  P       -5.23      21       78

Best Double Couple:Mo=5.2*10**17
 NP1:Strike= 27 Dip=86 Slip= 146
 NP2:       119     56         5

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