USGS WPhase Moment Solution

VANUATU

11/03/17  2:47:59

Epicenter: -17.339  167.743
MW 6.2

USGS/WPHASE CENTROID MOMENT TENSOR
11/03/17 02:47:59.00
Centroid:  -17.139  167.743
Depth  15         No. of sta: 48
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
  Mrr= 2.13       Mtt=-0.08
  Mpp=-2.05       Mrt= 0.75
  Mrp=-1.68       Mtp= 0.38
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  2.84  Plg=68  Azm= 56
  N     = -0.05       6      163
  P     = -2.79      20      256

Best Double Couple:Mo=2.8*10**18
 NP1:Strike=358 Dip=25 Slip= 105
 NP2:       161     65        83

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