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The destructive power of Tsunamis is all because of the topography of the seafloor near the shore, and is bound to increase in the future. Highlighting the statement, discuss some of the mitigation measures in this regard.

Topic: Salient features of world’s physical geography.

2. The destructive power of Tsunamis is all because of the topography of the seafloor near the shore, and is bound to increase in the future. Highlighting the statement, discuss some of the mitigation measures in this regard. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Insights on India

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 1 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about how topography of sea floor influence formation of Tsunami, why Tsunami destructive power is going to increase and mitigation measures required.

Directive word: 

Discuss- This is an all-encompassing directive which mandates us to write in detail about the key demand of the question.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Explain the relation of Tsunami with its topography of the sea floor. ( No need to go deeper into the causes, as that has been dealt in the previous questions)

Body:

Explain Why Tsunami waves is going to be more destructive in the future e.g. effect of sea level rise, Climate change. Also, destructive power of much weaker power tsunami will increase in the future. Then, describe various mitigation factors- by government, NDMA and your own suggestions.

Conclusion:

Conclude by summarizing the above.