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ICG/IOTWS Field Workshop on Geologic Assessment of Makran Tsunami Hazards


Event Type Workshop
Date(s)(yyyy-mm-dd) Start: 2008-05-18 - End: 2008-05-27
Location Oman
Short Title ICG/IOTWS Oman palaeotsunami workshop
Summary The ICG/IOTWS Field Workshop on Geologic Assessment of Makran Tsunami Hazards was held in Oman from 18-27 May 2008, hosted by the Sultan Qaboos University. A group of 16 earth scientists met for field work and intensive discussions on using coastal geology to assess earthquake and tsunami hazards of the northwestern Indian Ocean. The group focused on geologic clues to tsunami sources at the Makran subduction zone, which produced a tsunami that killed several thousand people in 1945 along what is now the coast of Pakistan. The entire subduction zone, 750 km long, poses a currently undefined threat to the coasts of southeastern Iran, northern Oman, and the Gulf shores further west. The group accordingly planned a follow-up proposal to buld capacity for using coastal geology and eyewitness accounts for tsunami risk assessment and risk awareness on the Makran coast of Iran and Pakistan.
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Event Entered By Jane CUNNEEN
Organisers Jane CUNNEEN
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Group(s): IOC , Tsunami
Created: 2012-04-05 09:01:29
Last Updated: 2012-04-05 09:19:17