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Magnitude 6.8 TAIWAN

2003 December 10 04:38:11 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

USGS Fast Moment Tensor Solution

 03/12/10 04:38:14.83
 TAIWAN                          
 Epicenter:  23.058  121.379
 MW 6.8

 USGS MOMENT TENSOR SOLUTION
 Depth   9         No. of sta: 47
 Moment Tensor;   Scale 10**19 Nm
   Mrr= 1.50       Mtt= 0.08
   Mff=-1.58       Mrt=-0.54
   Mrf= 0.01       Mtf=-0.48
  Principal axes:
   T  Val=  1.70  Plg=70  Azm=189
   N        0.02      19       17
   P       -1.72       2      286

 Best Double Couple:Mo=1.7*10**19
  NP1:Strike=357 Dip=46 Slip=  62
  NP2:       214     50       116
                                      
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    ---------#############--------    
  P --------##############---------   
    -------################--------   
  --------#################--------   
  -------#######   ########--------   
  -------####### T ########--------   
   -----########   #######--------    
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    ----#################--------     
      --################-------       
        -##############------         
          ############-----           
               #####--                
                                      

Moment Tensor Solution

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For more information, contact Stuart Sipkin sipkin@usgs.gov


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