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Magnitude 6.5 KERMADEC ISLANDS REGION

Saturday, May 16, 2009 at 00:53:52 UTC

Historic USGS Moment Tensor Solutions

Historic Moment Tensor Solutions World Location
Major Tectonic Boundaries: Subduction Zones -purple, Ridges -red and Transform Faults -green

The most recent (20 or less) USGS Moment Tensor Solutions are shown.
Data from the Source Parameter Database.

                        E P I C E N T E R   |          MOMENT  |    P R I N C I P A L  A X E S       |N O D A L  P L A N E S | 
     DATE    TIME (UTC)   LAT      LONG  SRC|DEPTH     VAL  EX |     T            N            P     |     1           2     | %  SRC
  YR  MO DA HR MN SEC     deg      deg      |  km  Mw     Nm   |VAL  PL AZM  VAL  PL AZM  VAL  PL AZM|STK DP SLIP STK DP SLIP| DC
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 2004 06 02 08:50:37.13 -32.875 -179.447 PDE| 36.0 6.2 2.3  18 |2.26 79 280  0.05  2 181 -2.31 11  90|178 34   87   2 56   92| 96 GS              
 2004 06 02 22:39:29.53 -30.481 -177.875 PDE| 29.0 5.8 5.9  17 |5.35 60 315  1.04 26 166 -6.39 14  69|128 39   45   0 63  120| 67 GS              
 2004 09 19 04:09:38.20 -32.742 -179.719 PDE|120.0 5.6 3.2  17 |3.02  6 102  0.39 30 196 -3.41 59   3|163 47 -133  37 57  -53| 77 GS              
 2005 01 22 11:27:43.16 -31.610 -177.929 PDE|  7.0 5.7 4.0  17 |4.12 46 335 -0.24 31 206 -3.88 28  97|138 33   19  32 80  122| 88 GS              
 2005 05 16 03:54:14.62 -32.589 -179.353 PDE| 36.0 6.6 9.0  18 |8.95 77 256  0.01  3   1 -8.95 12  91|186 33   96 359 57   86|100 GS              
 2005 05 29 21:44:27.28 -30.106 -178.012 PDE| 32.0 5.8 7.4  17 |7.87 77 267 -0.91 10  45 -6.96  9 136|238 37  106  38 54   78| 77 GS              
 2005 07 23 08:51:43.57 -30.254 -178.068 PDE| 36.0 6.0 1.3  18 |1.34 80 248  0.02  4   2 -1.36  9  93|188 36   97 359 54   85| 97 GS              
 2005 11 02 03:09:18.11 -30.390 -178.169 PDE| 36.0 5.7 5.3  17 |5.42 76 296 -0.19  7 175 -5.23 12  84|164 34   77   0 58   99| 93 GS              
 2005 12 07 23:32:51.55 -30.012 -177.637 PDE| 22.0 6.3 3.3  18 |3.21 79  29  0.16  5 144 -3.36 10 235|331 35   98 141 55   84| 90 GS              
 2006 03 31 13:21: 0.25 -29.435 -176.768 PDE|  7.0 6.5 6.6  18 |6.10 66 329  0.99  4 229 -7.10 23 137|218 22   78  51 68   95| 72 GS              
 2006 05 16 10:39:23.34 -31.810 -179.307 PDE|152.0 7.4 1.6  20 |1.53 75 289  0.20  2 192 -1.73 15 101|189 30   86  13 60   92| 77 GS              
 2007 01 31 03:15:52.29 -29.776 -178.002 PDE| 34.0 6.4 4.4  18 |5.06 81 287 -1.21  0  20 -3.85  9 110|201 36   91  20 54   89| 52 GS              
 2007 05 03 13:56:29.74 -34.115 -178.948 PDE|  8.0 5.6 3.3  17 |3.13 55 283  0.29  0 193 -3.42 35 103|192 10   89  13 80   90| 83 GS              
 2007 05 17 19:29:10.25 -30.658 -178.202 PDE| 29.0 5.9 8.9  17 |9.14 74 287 -0.42  1 192 -8.72 16 102|189 29   87  13 61   92| 91 GS              
 2007 11 20 15:28:24.89 -29.987 -177.942 PDE| 35.0 5.8 6.5  17 |6.14 83 277  0.73  1  21 -6.87  6 111| 20 52   88 203 38   93| 79 GS              
 2008 03 18 08:22:47.07 -29.252 -177.440 PDE| 26.0 6.1 1.7  18 |1.51 76 284  0.36  3  29 -1.87 13 120| 27 58   86 215 32   97| 61 GS              
 2008 07 16 17:09:19.07 -31.131 -178.506 PDE| 95.0 5.5 2.6  17 |2.06 26 313  0.85 36 201 -2.91 41  70|195 81 -127  93 38  -14| 42 GS              
 2008 09 29 15:19:31.59 -29.756 -177.683 PDE| 58.0 6.9 2.7  19 |3.00 75 270 -0.90  4  16 -2.11 14 107| 14 59   85 204 31   98| 40 GS              
 2008 10 02 13:03: 8.75 -30.781 -178.133 PDE| 62.0 5.4 1.6  17 |1.66 31 267 -0.17  3 175 -1.49 58  80|175 76  -93   9 14  -77| 80 GS              
 2008 10 05 09:12:36.07 -30.184 -177.176 PDE|  8.0 6.1 2.0  18 |2.24 55 248 -0.77 18   6 -1.47 28 107|  2 76   71 237 24  142| 31 GS              

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