A Evaluation of tectonic geomorphology of Awaran in Baluchistan, Pakistan using SRTM data

Abdul Baqi, Tabasam Jamal
2021 International Journal of Innovations in Science and Technology  
An earthquake of September 24, 2013 with a magnitude of 7.7Mw destroyed extensive region of Awaran district located in province Baluchistan in southern Pakistan, the earthquake was nearly 10km deep below the surface of earth. This convulsion brought a havoc in the inaccessible and remote regions and victimized nearly 810 families. This tremor destroyed the non-engineered human structure within 100 km of the earthquake which caused tremendous loss of human lives. In this paper Digital elevation
more » ... odel (DEM) was utilized to study active deformation and mapped the isobase, relative relief, drainage density incision and vertical dissections which indicates that Awaran Fault sinisterly active in NNE-SSW direction and the deformations were highlighted. The high value of drainage density was observed on northern east and in the central region of southern west region of Awaran district. The drainage density is elevated by accelerated erosion in surrounding region. DEM and remote sensing tools proved efficient to study the region efficiently.
doi:10.33411/ijist/2021030304 fatcat:262u3xxfa5atfokjkf4dipf3me