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Correspondence Address: A/C: 2120 224001 0976

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Registration / Contact Person

Ir. Tengku Anita Binti Raja Hussin
Email: Faculty of Engineering & Technology Infrastructure
Department of Civil Engineering
Infrastructure University Kuala Lumpur (IUKL)
Office Tel.: Unipark Suria, Jalan Ikram-Uniten,
43000 Kajang,
Mobile: Selangor, Malaysia.
Fax: H/p: 019-363 9262
Tel: 03-89266993 ext. 875

Date /Day : 20 October 2014/ Monday

Venue: Conference Hall,
Infrastructure University
Kuala Lumpur ( IUKL)
Co-ordinate: 2˚58’46” N / 101˚44’24” E

Organised by: CPD / CCD Points:

I-Geo Disaster Research Centre BEM : 5 CPD Points
Department of Civil Engineering
CIDB : 10 CCD Points
Faculty of Engineering and
Technology Infrastructure
I-Geo Research Cen-
INTRODUCTION (Monday, 20 October 2014)
08.30 am Registration

Most Malaysian would believe that this country is not prone to tsunami and 09.00 am Welcoming Remarks
earthquakes. But this is totally not true since the experts have different views 09.15 am PROF. DR. AZLAN BIN ADNAN
based on their knowledge and research. One of the evidence is the occur- - (Professor of Structural Earthquake Engineering, Faculty of Civil En-
rence of terrific attacked of tsunami on 26 December 2004 which affected 10.15 am gineering, UTM)
northern coastal areas in Peninsular Malaysia and outlying islands like Title : The Need For Seismic Design of Buildings in Malaysia
Langkawi and Penang. This natural disaster was caused by earthquake in the
Indian Ocean with the magnitude about 9.0 on the Richter scale. Total number 10.15 am Refreshment
of deaths in Malaysia were estimated almost 70 people and many houses in 10.45 am ASSOC. PROF. DR. TAJUL ANUAR BIN JAMALUDIN
the fishing village were damaged. Therefore, it is very important to cultivate - (Assoc. Prof, Faculty of Science & Technology and Research Fellow
public awareness and consciousness about the risk of this hazard since it is 11.45 am of LESTARI, UKM).
no more trivial tragedy to be snubbed. Title : Regional Tectonic Setting and Seismo-tectonic Hazards Risk
Assessment for Malaysia
Besides, there are few more evidences on the occurrence of mild earthquakes
in Malaysia. Back in 2012, the Malaysian Meteorological Department (MMD) 11.45am ASSOC. PROF. DR. NORHAYATI BINTI ABDUL HAMID
had detected eight earthquakes in the eastern part of the country, in Sabah - (Assoc. Prof. Faculty of Civil Engineering, UiTM).
and Sarawak with the Richter scale between 2 and 4.5. There were about six 12.45 pm Title : Design RC Buildings Under Seismic Load and Current Re-
search In Malaysia
earthquakes had occurred in Sabah (Tambunan, Kota Marudu, Kudat, Be-
luran, Kunak and Keningau) and two earthquakes had occurred in Belaga, 01.00 pm LUNCH
Sarawak. In Malaysia history, the strongest earthquakes recorded was be-
lieved had occurred in 1976 in Lahat Datu, Sabah with a magnitude of 5.8 on 02.30 pm PROF. DR. ROSLAN BIN ZAINAL ABIDIN
the Richter scale. - (President, IUKL).
3.30 pm Title : Forecasting Tsunami With Regards to Sea Water Level
Research findings also stated that the construction of major dams and reser-
voirs, or the pumping of pollutants deep in the subsurface, can alter the stress 3.30 pm DR. MOHD ROSAIDI BIN CHE ABAS
and strain on the earth’s crust, creating “induced seismicity" which can cause - (Deputy Director General - Strategic & Technical, Malaysian Meteor-
minor earthquakes and tremors. 4.30 pm ological Department).
Title : Tsunami & Earthquake Treat in Malaysia
The basis of the earthquakes design for the buildings in Malaysia are now
04.30 pm Closing Remarks.
should be considered, experts stated about the probabilistic seismic hazard -
assessment for Malaysia including the Peninsular Malaysia, Sarawak and Sa- 5.00 pm
bah. The study concluded that seismic design should be considered for high
rise buildings on deep or soft soil site on the western side of the Peninsular
Malaysia and for all buildings in Sabah.


1. To cultivate public awareness and highlight the geological formation and

potential risk of earthquake and tsunami in Malaysia.
2. To discuss the control technology on warning system of tsunami and
earthquake design criteria for buildings in Malaysia.