USGS Body-Wave Moment Tensor Solution


11/12/27 15:21:56.91

Epicenter:  51.845   95.913
MW 6.6

Depth  16         No. of sta: 105
Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**19 Nm
  Mrr= 0.01       Mtt=-0.52
  Mpp= 0.50       Mrt= 0.05
  Mrp=-0.02       Mtp= 0.99
 Principal axes:
  T  Val=  1.11  Plg= 1  Azm=301
  N        0.01      87       44
  P       -1.12       3      211

Best Double Couple:Mo=1.1*10**19
 NP1:Strike=256 Dip=89 Slip=  -2
 NP2:       346     88      -179

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