focalmech(fm, centerX, centerY, diam, varargin)
Updated 10 Sep 2019
Function takes 3x3 or vector of 6 independent elements of a moment tensor and plots the appropriate beachball for that earthquake
% Ryukyu Islands earthquake 4/18/2008 (from globalcmt.org)
M = [4.070 -1.830 -2.240 1.500 1.410 -1.110];
Mw = 5.0;
% Mt. Carmel aftershock 4/18/2008
M = [ -0.754 2.250 -1.490 -0.435 -0.094 0.730 ];
Mw = 4.6;
James Conder (2023). focalmech(fm, centerX, centerY, diam, varargin) (https://www.mathworks.com/matlabcentral/fileexchange/61227-focalmech-fm-centerx-centery-diam-varargin), MATLAB Central File Exchange. Retrieved .
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Added option for moment tensor to be in xyz coordinate system (default still rtf).
... and another.
Another minor tweak for efficiency.
Improved speed by vectorizing main loop. Runs 4-10x faster than previous version.
Added optional input for text above beachball. E.g.,
Fix a plotting issue that arose when matlab breaks a single contour into multiple pieces.
Fixed bug that sometimes reversed color pattern for events with >40% isotropic components.
Rewrote the portion to fill the beachballs that should behave for older versions as well as the current version of MatLab (Grzegorz's comment).