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Document title

The impact of the 1945 Makran tsunami along the coastlines of the Arabian Sea (Northern Indian Ocean) - a review

published at : Reconstructing and modeling of paleotsunami events. Multi-proxy approaches, geophysical studies, numerical simulations

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HOFFMANN G. (1 2) ; RUPPRECHTER M. (1 3) ; AL BALUSHI N. (1) ; GRÜTZNER C. (2) ; REICHERTER K. (2) ;
(1) German Univ. of Technology, Applied Geosciences, Muscat, OMAN
(2) Inst. of Neotectonics and Natural Hazards, RWTH Univ., Aachen, ALLEMAGNE
(3) Dept. of Geography and Geology, Univ., Salzburg, AUTRICHE

Abstract

The AA. summarise and review individual observations of both : earthquake and tsunami that occurred along the Makran Subduction Zone on 27 November, 1945. Published scientific reports, newspaper articles as well as eyewitness accounts are used. The information gathered reveals the impact along the shorelines of the Arabian Sea. It is evident that the most severe impact was encountered along the Pakistani shoreline in close proximity to the epicentre of the earthquake. Additionally, the low lying Indus river delta was severely affected. The most distant record of the tsunami is located on the Seychelles Islands. The tsunami was observed along the eastern shoreline of Oman. The damages reported for the Omani coastline are only minor. However, locally the coastline is decorated by boulder and block deposits. These are interpreted as indicative for palaeo-tsunami with higher run-ups. The total number of casualties along the entire area of impact is estimated in the order of a couple of hundreds

Source

Thematical fascicle

published at : Zeitschrift für Geomorphologie / ISSN 0372-8854 / CODEN ZGMPAG

Editor : Gebruder Borntraeger, Stuttgart - ALLEMAGNE (1925)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 57, no 4 [pp. 257-277]

Bibliographic references : 4 p.

Collation : 98 fig., 17 tabl., 2 annexes

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 8829

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1127/0372-8854/2013/S-00134

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