USGS Body-Wave Moment Tensor Solution

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12/11/29 19:32:33.61

Epicenter:  13.756  -92.132
MW 5.5

USGS MOMENT TENSOR SOLUTION
Depth   3         No. of sta: 58
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**17 Nm
  Mrr= 1.69       Mtt=-0.62
  Mpp=-1.07       Mrt= 1.33
  Mrp=-0.80       Mtp= 0.75
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  2.35  Plg=67  Azm= 19
  N       -0.16      10      133
  P       -2.19      21      227

Best Double Couple:Mo=2.3*10**17
 NP1:Strike=335 Dip=26 Slip= 114
 NP2:       129     67        79

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