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Stability of Saurashtra coast during late quaternary and silting of the Rann of Kutch during holocene.

Thesis deals with two problems linked to the sea level variations during Late Quaternary. These are dealt with in two separate parts. A. Stability of Saurashtra Coast during Late Quaternary. B. The silting of the Rann of Katch during Holocene period. An earthquake in the year 1819 (epicenter in the Great Rann of Kutch, Western India) resulted in a fault with throw estimated at 10 meters (see Pascoe, 1964). Since then it has been generally believed that the Saurashtra peninsula (Survey of India Topo sheet Nos. 41 and 46 -A, B, C, D) situated a few hundred kilometer south, may likewise be seismically active and tectonically unstable, although direct historical or geological evidence for the same is lacking. In fact, massive and high tower of a temple at Dwarka (on Saurashtra Coast) poised magnificently for centuries indicates that there has not been any major shake up of Dwarka in the recent historical times. The fact that fossil coral reefs and beach rocks are found at several places lying above the present day sea level is often cited as an evidence for the uplift of the coast More Info

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