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Identifying key priorities to strengthen tsunami early warning systems for the Makran region

3 Apr 2017, ESCAP

Coastal communities of the North West Indian Ocean are exposed to a largely unknown tsunami threat. The Makran Trench lies less than one hundred kilometers off the coast of Pakistan and Iran. This subduction zone between the Arabian and Eurasian Plate can potentially generate devastating earthquakes, and tsunamis which could reach the coastline in less than 30 minutes.



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