The catastrophic devastation wrought by the tsunami occurred primarily in the Eastern part of the
Indian Ocean (Indonesia, Thailand, Sri Lanka, India). However, substantial damage was also documented in Somalia, where some 300 deaths were reported. In this respect, it became important to document any variability between the effects of the tsunami on various distant shores in Africa and Arabia in order to build a complete, homogeneous database of run-up and inundation parameters.

The latter can then serve as a benchmark for simulation models aimed at understanding the distal or local parameters controlling the development and amplification of waves at the beach.
Oman Map

Oman is located in the Middle East, bordering the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf. It is slightly smaller than the state of Kansas.

21 00 N, 57 00 E

Lowest Point:  Arabian Sea 0 m
Highest Point: Jabal Shams 2,980 m