(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009 - 2010)

Document title

Effect of the 2004 Asian tsunami in the sea cave of Tham Phaya Nak (Koh Phi Phi archipelago, Thailand) and possible evidence of a prehistoric event

published at : Karst systems : dynamics, evolution, paleoenvironmental recordings and natural hazards. Special issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

GILLI E. (1) ;
(1) Dep. Géographie, Univ. Paris 8, Saint-Denis, FRANCE


Tsunamis may leave traces on the landscapes whose study provides a prehistorical approach and the analysis of possible recurrences. The effects of the 2004 Asian tsunami on the karstic shores have been studied in Western Thailand, close to Phuket. Limestone cliffs of Koh Phi Islands and the marine cave of Phi Phi Leh have been poorly affected, but a prehistoric-event has provoked the deposit of a layer of coral fragments into the cave. This damage could be attributed to a tsunami but a storm cannot be excluded


Thematical fascicle

published at : Geodinamica acta / ISSN 0985-3111

Editor : Taylor & Francis, Abingdon - ROYAUME-UNI (1987)

Millesime : 2009 - 2010, vol. 22-23, no 5-6/1-3 [pp. 79-88]

Bibliographic references : 66 ref.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 21088

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