Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica Mexicana

Volumen 65, núm. 1, 2013, p. 201-205

Short Note

Evidences for Extreme Wave Events in Velanganni Coast, Southeast of India

S.M. Hussain1, P. Elakkiya1, K. Elumalai1, M.P. Jonathan2,*, R. Nagarajan3

1 Department of Geology, School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, University of Madras, Guindy Campus, Chennai, India, 600 025.
2 Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigaciones y Estudios sobre Medio Ambiente y Desarrollo (CIIEMAD), Instituto Politécnico Nacional (IPN), Calle 30 de Junio de 1520, Barrio la Laguna Ticomán, Del. Gustavo A. Madero, México D.F., México, C.P. 07340.
3 Department of Applied Geology, School of Engineering and Science, Curtin University, Miri, Sarawak, Malaysia, CDT 250, 98009.

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The present study focuses on sediment grain size, microfossil content and heavy minerals present in the sediments collected from a trench in the southeast coast of India in order to identify the frequent extreme wave events (e.g. storm surge, cyclone, tsunami, etc.). Two different depositional events were identified at different depths with distinct sedimentological, mineralogical and microfossil characteristics. These geological features further improve the understanding of depositional sequences in this region.

Keywords: ostracoda, foraminifera, trench sample, Velanganni, southeast coast of India.