USGS Centroid Moment Solution

EASTERN NEW GUINEA REG., P.N.G.

11/10/14 03:35:13.23

Epicenter:  -6.593  147.929
MW 6.5

USGS CENTROID MOMENT TENSOR
11/10/14 03:35:24.90
Centroid:  -7.574  148.213
Depth  30         No. of sta: 41
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
  Mrr= 4.43       Mtt=-2.57
  Mpp=-1.87       Mrt= 5.91
  Mrp= 3.02       Mtp=-2.10
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  8.07  Plg=61  Azm=339
  N       -0.25       6      239
  P       -7.83      28      146

Best Double Couple:Mo=8.0*10**18
 NP1:Strike= 61 Dip=73 Slip=  96
 NP2:       220     18        71

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