Large Event Notifications
Need for Large event notification
Mines rely on fast, accurate notification of details regarding large events. To this end, manual processing of large events are prioritised. If an event locates in an area of concern for the mine and the magnitude is above a threshold a set of notifications can be sent out to the customer.
These notifications consist of one or more of the following:
- sms of the event details to a list of mobile numbers.
- e-mail of the event details to a list of email addresses. This may include a snapshot of the event relative to available mine plans.
- Voice call to a specified number, giving the recipient the event details.
All of these notifications are done automatically and are available 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.
Details of the event at each stage of processing are also available in Ticker at the customer’s site.
Notification of significantly large events can be sent to a seismologist on standby for verification. This person aims to double-check the location within 10 minutes and confirms source parameters and aftershock activity. The results are discussed with the geotechnical engineer at the mine. Our standby mine seismologist is always available – 24 hours/day, 365 days/year.