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Asian Journal of Earth Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 3 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 213-221
DOI: 10.3923/ajes.2010.213.221
 
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Characteristics of History, Morphology and Landform of the Dungun Area, Terengganu, Malaysia with Special Reference to Bukit Bauk

M.B. Gasim, I.B. Sahid, S.A. Rahim and E. Toriman

Abstract:
This study was carried out to determine geomorphology and geological features of the Bukit Bauk. Bukit Bauk is located in the Dungun District, Terengganu, between 4°36'10" to 4°53'02" N and 103°07'25" to 103°25'50" E. Fields data were provided during three days fieldwork, from 22 to 25 of May 2006. The topography of Dungun area is divided into three different morphologies; 40% of the area consist of lowland, swamps and other water bodies covered 20 and 40% of this area is high landform that underwent weathering from grade III to VI. Geology of Dungun consisted of granite, meta-sediments, especially schist, phyllite and slate and quaternary sediments. Based on joint measurement of granitic rock at the coastal area, at least three compressions (P1to P3) were interpreted during the Late Paleozoic to Early Mesozoic deformation with directions of N 55° E; N 25° E and N 15° E. Environment of Bukit Bauk has been identified as vulnerable to the natural hazards such as flashfloods and landslides due to its position of being surrounded by swamps and coastal areas.
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How to cite this article:

M.B. Gasim, I.B. Sahid, S.A. Rahim and E. Toriman, 2010. Characteristics of History, Morphology and Landform of the Dungun Area, Terengganu, Malaysia with Special Reference to Bukit Bauk. Asian Journal of Earth Sciences, 3: 213-221.

DOI: 10.3923/ajes.2010.213.221

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ajes.2010.213.221

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