Due to the recent construction boom in Ulaanbaatar city (UB), Mongolia, newly urban areas are rapidly expanded to the surrounded area of the city. According to the previous researches and reports, the thickness of the sedimentary basin in UB reaches 120m at the maximum in the area along the Tuul river. Therefore, the evaluation of site amplification is one of the essential parts of the estimation of earthquake hazard in this area. In this paper, the shear-wave velocity (Vs) structures in UB are estimated from single microtremor observations with the existing microtremor array observations. We carried out the microtremor observations at 50 sites and computed horizontal-to-vertical (H/V) spectral ratios. Inversion analysis is performed to the observed H/V spectral ratios based on the diffuse field approach (DFA) to determine the Vs structures. The site characterizations are evaluated from the amplification factors of the Vs structures.
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