USGS Body-Wave Moment Tensor Solution

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

11/10/14 03:35:13.23

Epicenter:  -6.593  147.929
MW 6.3

USGS MOMENT TENSOR SOLUTION
Depth  35         No. of sta: 30
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**18 Nm
  Mrr= 2.18       Mtt=-0.60
  Mpp=-1.58       Mrt= 1.60
  Mrp= 0.99       Mtp=-1.89
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  2.92  Plg=66  Azm=355
  N        0.67      16      225
  P       -3.59      17      130

Best Double Couple:Mo=3.3*10**18
 NP1:Strike= 53 Dip=64 Slip= 107
 NP2:       197     31        58

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