GeoNet New Zealand Earthquake Moment Tensor solutions

The moment tensor describes the source parameters of an earthquake such as the focal mechanism (the geometry of how the crust ruptured in the earthquake) and the seismic moment (the amount of energy released). Since August 2003 when sufficient broadband seismometers were deployed, GeoNet has been able to routinely compute moment tensor solutions for New Zealand earthquakes with M > ~4. The CSV file of moment tensor solutions is updated when a moment tensor solution is calculated. DOI: 10.21420/MMJ9-CZ67 Cite as: GNS Science. (2006). New Zealand Earthquake Moment Tensor solutions [Data set]. GNS Science, GeoNet.
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Category: Geology
Keywords: moment magnitude, moment tensor, beach ball, fault plane, seismology, geological hazard, geophysical network, monitoring, Seismic event, GeoNet, centroid moment tensor, earthquake source parameter, focal mechanism, earthquake