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Mongolia records significant increase in frequency of seismic vibration


2017-11-13 16:25:27
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Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ The Mongolian Permanent Council for Earthquake Disaster Prevention met today to review operations in the first ten months of this year and implementation rate for the decisions adopted at the previous meeting.

As of the first ten months of 2017, over 1,000 seismic vibrations were registered nationwide, a figure ten times higher than the average of recent years. For instance, more than 200 seismic vibrations were detected in 2010.  

U.Enkhtuvshin, Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the Council emphasized how this increase calls for intensification of earthquake disaster prevention measures taken by the Permanent Council. The Deputy Prime Minister will brief the Cabinet on the earthquake data, disaster prevention measures and the required finance.

The meeting resolved to reflect several issues in the Council’s action plan for 2018, beginning with redrafting of budgets in local administrative units. The 2018 action plan will include measures such as renewing the national list of kindergarten, school, hospital and museum building that are susceptible to earthquake, intensifying the progress on certifying all buildings and facilities, building an emergency body building in some aimags, establishing a laboratory for construction quality and building temporary shelters and gathering points for civilians during disasters.

The next meeting of the Council will take place on December 18.
Kh.Aminaa