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Tsunami Generation and Propagation along the Coastal Zone of Makran and Karachi

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2 Author(s)
Gohar Ali Mahar ; Dept. of Geogr., Fed. Urdu Univ. of Arts Sci. & Technol., Karachi ; Zeeshan Alam Nayyar

Tsunami usually generates around the Pacific Ocean, causing huge amount of loss of life and damage of property. Its frequent actions were seen in south East Asia, Japan and western coast of North and South America. It most frequently occurs around the coast of Japan. This phenomenon is mostly due to the release and transfer of energy of tectonic type of earth quake. Recent mega thrust earth quake of December 26, 2004 is also tectonic type of earth quake that affected more than 10 countries of the world. Pakistan being located on the Arabian Sea, facing the Subduction zone nears the Makran coast. The earth quake in 1945 generated the Tsunami that affected the Makran coast. Its measure and pre-cautions are imperative.

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Advances in Space Technologies, 2006 International Conference on

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2-3 Sept. 2006