Vienna, Austria
  26 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017

B. Jargalsaikhan1

1National Data Centre of Mongolia, Ulaan Baatar, Mongolia


In 1957 the very first Mongolian seismic station was installed in Ulaanbaatar with assistance from the Soviet Union. Mongolia is situated in a seismically-active region due to its situation between the Indian subcontinent and Eurasia. Several strong earthquakes have been registered in Mongolia over the last century. The Mongolian Seismic Network has been expanding year on year and now seismic stations, including 6 mini-arrays (one of them belongs to CTBTO), are working online at 15 separate points on Mongolian territory. An earthquake early warning system and geophysical monitoring system for the study of active faults around Ulaanbaatar city has also been established by the Mongolian government. Nonetheless the Mongolian Seismic Monitoring Network, which records seismic events in the country, is sparse at present. Determining and improving detection capability is an important challenge. This paper presents improvements made in technical availability and detection capability.