The earthquake measuring 8.6 on the Richter scale that hit Balochistan on the 28th November 1945, at 05:26 PST, caused a tsunami in the Arabian Sea. It was centred 97.6 km SSW of Pasni in Balochistan. The quake triggered a huge tsunami that caused great damage to the entire Makran coastal region. The tsunami reached a height of 40 feet in some Makran fishing ports and killed more than 4,000 people. This was the last major tsunami–generating earthquake in the Arabian Sea. The cable link between Karachi and Muscat was interrupted. The Cape Monze lighthouse, 72 km from Karachi, was damaged. The quake was also strongly fel t at Manora Island near Karachi Harbour. The 80– feet–high lighthouse on Manora was damaged. It was felt moderately in Punjgoor, a small town in southern Balochistan famous for producing some of the best dates in the world. The shock was recorded by observatories in New Delhi and Calcutta. The quake was also characterized by the eruption of several mud volcanoes, a few miles inland from the Makran Coast. The 1945 earthquake led to the formation of four small islands off the Makran Coast. A large volume of gas that erupted from one of these islands sent flames leaping hundreds of metres into the sky. The most significant aspect of the earthquake was the tsunami it generated. The tsunami caused great damage to the entire Makran coastal region. The fishing village of Khudi, some 48 km west of Karachi, was obliterated. All the inhabitants and their huts were washed away. At Dabo Creek, 12 fishermen were swept into the sea. There was similar loss of life alon g other sections of the Makran Coast, as well as along the Iran Coast further to the west and Oman. The towns of Pasni and Ormara were badly affected. Both were reportedly underwater after the tsunami. Pasni's postal and telegraph offices, government buildings and rest houses were destroyed. Many people were washed away. The telegraphic communications to these two communities were also badly affected.