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Current USGS Fast Moment Tensor Solutions
This National Earthquake Information Center page shows recent earthquakes with fast moment tensor solutions. The page has both a world map and a list with links to individual earthquakes. Data for each event includes location, depth, magnitude, moment tensor, and the "beachball" graphical representation of source geometry/radiation pattern.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Map
  • Dataset:
    • In-situ
    • Modeled
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Structural geology
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
USGS-authored or produced data and information are in the public domain. While the content of most USGS web pages is in the public domain, not all the information on our site is in the public domain. Some images/graphics are used by USGS with permission. For other uses, you may need to obtain permission from the copyright holder under the copyright law.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-NAGT-000-000-000-600
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contact: Stuart Sipkin