USGS WPhase Moment Solution

 11/02/10 14:39:28   
 CELEBES SEA                     
 Epicenter:   4.126  123.017
 MW 6.5

 USGS/WPHASE CENTROID MOMENT TENSOR
 11/02/10 14:39:28.00
 Centroid:    4.126  123.017
 Depth 528         No. of sta: 46
 Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
   Mrr=-4.59       Mtt= 1.19
   Mpp= 3.39       Mrt=-2.18
   Mrp=-4.61       Mtp= 1.44
  Principal axes:
   T  Val=  6.46  Plg=25  Azm=116
   N        0.48       0       26
   P       -6.94      65      295

 Best Double Couple:Mo=6.7*10**18
  NP1:Strike=206 Dip=20 Slip= -88
  NP2:        25     69       -90
                                      
                                      

Moment Tensor Solution
The figure above shows a visual representation of the faulting process derived from the estimated moment tensor. Shaded areas show quadrants of the focal sphere in which the P-wave first-motions are away form the source, and unshaded areas show quadrants in which the P-wave first-motions are toward the source. The two circles represent the axis of maximum compressional strain resulting from the earthquake (in black, called the "P-axis") and the axis of maximum extensional strain (in white, called the "T-axis").

Moment Tensor Solution