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Possible inundation map of coastal areas of gujarat with a tsunamigenic earthquake

Singh, AP and Bhonde, U and Rastogi, BK and Jaiswal, RK (2007) Possible inundation map of coastal areas of gujarat with a tsunamigenic earthquake. Indian Minerals, 61 (3-4). pp. 59-64.

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The western Indian peninsula experienced the most destructive tsunami ever recorded in the Arabian Sea by the 28th November 1945 earthquake (Mw 8.1) in Makran region. The run-up height during the tsunami was of 17m at Makran coast and 11 to 11.5m in Gulf of Kachchh region. Seismic gap area along the subduction zone of Makran is possible site of future great earthquake, which could generate tsunamigenic condition along western Indian coast. Determination of run-up elevation is important aspect to study the inundation in any region, which get affected by offshore and on-shore geomorphological conditions i.e. bathymetry and near-shore topography. Inundation maps are prepared using Shuttle Radar Topographic Mission (SRTM) data and ETOPOv2v to show the possible areas of inundation due to different wave heights along coastal parts of Gujarat state. Results shows that more than 2 m run-up elevation is showing possibility of inundation in Jakhau and Kandla areas of Gulf of Kachchh region whereas, the Saurashtra region shows less possibility of inundation. As the state has important installations like ports, jetties, industries along the coast and also other socio-economical perspective which can be affected by such an event, hence the demarcation of possible inundation areas is important for determination of future tsunami hazard demanding more detailed work.

Item Type: Article
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Bathymetry,Gujarat coast,geomorphology,inundation,tsunami
Subjects: Oceanography > oceanography
Depositing User: INCOIS Library
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 17:58
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2013 17:58

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