Tsunami waves of local origin, which account for most fatalities due to tsunami worldwide, pose a natural hazard on shores of the Arabian Sea. This hazard was demonstrated on the morning of November 28, 1945 (local time). An earthquake of magnitude 8.1 resulted from fault rupture along the Makran Subduction Zone. An ensuing tsunami caused hundreds of fatalities in what is now Pakistan, additional deaths in Mumbai (Bombay). Damage was reported from Iran and Oman as well.

Makran Subduction Zone

Amina - 100 years old, Makran Tsunami 1945 Eyewitness
There was shouting and
people started saying go to higher ground,
the sea is coming.
Amina - 100 years old, Gwadar

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1945 Makran Tsunami Booklet

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Remembering 1945 Makran Tsunami

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