USGS Body-Wave Moment Tensor Solution

MOLUCCA SEA

12/08/26 15:05:36.23

Epicenter:   2.213  126.862
MW 6.5

USGS MOMENT TENSOR SOLUTION
Depth  86         No. of sta: 32
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
  Mrr= 4.47       Mtt= 1.35
  Mpp=-5.82       Mrt=-2.68
  Mrp=-0.23       Mtp= 2.12
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  6.14  Plg=58  Azm=168
  N        0.28      32      342
  P       -6.43       3       74

Best Double Couple:Mo=6.3*10**18
 NP1:Strike=317 Dip=56 Slip=  50
 NP2:       193     51       133

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