ObsPy wrapper to the Moment tensor Plotting and Decomposition tool (MoPaD) written by Lars Krieger and Sebastian Heimann.

See also



The MoPaD wrapper does not yet provide the full functionality of MoPaD. Please consider using the command line script obspy-mopad for now if you need the full power of MoPaD.

copyright:The ObsPy Development Team (devs@obspy.org)
license:GNU Lesser General Public License, Version 3 (https://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html)

Public Functions

beach Return a beach ball as a collection which can be connected to an current matplotlib axes instance (ax.add_collection).
beachball Draws a beach ball diagram of an earthquake focal mechanism.

Private Functions


Private functions are mainly for internal/developer use and their API might change without notice.

_normalize_focmec Improve stability of plots by normalizing the moment tensors.