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The Institute of Mine Seismology provides

seismological services

to extract the maximum amount of useful information from the mine’s microseismic monitoring system.

The recorded data consists of digital seismograms. IMS offers a routine service of processing each seismogram to extract seismic-event classifications, locations and source quantifications.

Large seismic events can cause considerable damage and risk to underground personnel, so large-event notifications can be issued to the mine as a matter of urgency. The processed data is regularly analysed, and reports sent to the mine. Recommendations for managing the seismic hazard are also provided.

IMS performs special seismological investigations as needed, and conducts special processing studies on ways to optimise the routine automatic processing and classifications of recorded seismic data.

The Institute offers routine and special services on static stress modelling of the mine as input data for the integration of seismic and modelling information.