Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Year: 2017
Volume: 12
Issue: 19
Page No. 4801 - 4808

Langkawi Tsunami Hazards Mitigation and Inundation Maps

Authors : Koh Hock Lye, Teh Su Yean, Tan Wai Kiat, Chan Lay Guat and Ho Chee Kit

Abstract: The immense sufferings following recent catastrophic Tsunamis call for an urgent need to develop resilience and hazards mitigation management capability among communities along the affected coastal regions. The 2004 Andaman mega Tsunami and the 2011 Fukushima Tsunami that triggered the triple disasters have one common feature: the lack of preparedness before the events and ineffective mitigation measures during and after the disasters. Effective and timely response by government agencies working closely with local communities plays an important role in reducing the adverse impacts. The ability to act decisively depends on the awareness, education and preparedness of local communities, working in close coordination with federal and local government agencies. In this study, we present Tsunami inundation scenarios in Langkawi Malaysia based upon TUNA-RP Model simulations derived from creditable assumptions regarding seismic activity in the region. Tsunami inundation distances and maximum run-up wave heights at several hotspots along Langkawi beaches are provided. Suggestions on practical procedures and basic principles for developing Tsunami mitigation for Langkawi will be discussed.

How to cite this article:

Koh Hock Lye, Teh Su Yean, Tan Wai Kiat, Chan Lay Guat and Ho Chee Kit, 2017. Langkawi Tsunami Hazards Mitigation and Inundation Maps. Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences, 12: 4801-4808.

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