UPSC Geography Oceans and continents Question Bank Oceanography

  • question_answer Consider the following statements 1. Pacific is the most vulnerable ocean with respect to tsunamis. 2. India has developed a perfect tsunami warning system in the Indian Ocean. Which of the above statements is/are correct?

    A)  1 only                         

    B)  2 only

    C)  Both 1 and 2   

    D)  Neither 1 nor 2

    Correct Answer: C

    Solution :

     Pacific is the most vulnerable ocean with respect to tsunamis because its coasts represent the collision and subduction zone of the oceanic and continental plates. Plate tectonics are responsible for maximum number of earthquakes and volcanoes on the floor of the Pacific Ocean which cause tsunamis. India did not have any tsunami warning system before the most devastating tsunami of 26th December, 2004. Indian look several steps to develop tsunami warning system in the Indian Ocean after this tsunami and it became operational on 15th October, 2007.

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