USGS WPhase Moment Solution

SOLOMON ISLANDS

11/03/07  0:09:38

Epicenter: -10.334  160.739
MW 6.3

USGS/WPHASE CENTROID MOMENT TENSOR
11/03/07 00:09:38.00
Centroid:  -10.134  160.139
Depth  37         No. of sta: 23
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
  Mrr= 4.20       Mtt=-1.93
  Mpp=-2.27       Mrt= 0.35
  Mrp= 0.81       Mtp= 2.00
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  4.36  Plg=79  Azm=304
  N     = -0.24      10      138
  P     = -4.12       2       47

Best Double Couple:Mo=4.2*10**18
 NP1:Strike=127 Dip=43 Slip=  75
 NP2:       327     48       104

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 form 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