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Magnitude 6.8 LAKE TANGANYIKA REGION, CONGO-TANZANIA
Monday, December 05, 2005 at 12:19:56 UTC

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December 5, 2005, LAKE TANGANYIKA REGION, MW=6.8

Natasha Maternovskaya

CENTROID, MOMENT TENSOR SOLUTION
HARVARD EVENT-FILE NAME C120505B
DATA USED: GSN
L.P. BODY WAVES: 73S,199C, T= 50
MANTLE WAVES:    65S,149C, T=125
CENTROID LOCATION:
ORIGIN TIME       12:20: 5.7 0.1
LAT  6.19S 0.02;LON  29.64E 0.01
DEP  17.6 0.7;HALF-DURATION  6.0
MOMENT TENSOR; SCALE 10**26 D-CM
  MRR=-1.56 0.01; MTT=-0.11 0.01
  MPP= 1.67 0.02; MRT=-0.55 0.05
  MRP=-0.55 0.06; MTP=-0.26 0.01
 PRINCIPAL AXES:
 1.(T) VAL=  1.78;PLG= 8;AZM= 85
 2.(N)       0.07;    19;    178
 3.(P)      -1.85;    69;    332
BEST DOUBLE COUPLE:M0=1.8*10**26
 NP1:STRIKE=153;DIP=40;SLIP=-121
 NP2:STRIKE= 11;DIP=56;SLIP= -66

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