Updated: 12/29/2018 6:23:56 AM
Up to 29/12/2018 the victims of the tsunami in the Sunda Strait: 431 people died, 7,200 people injured, 15 people were missing, and displaced people 46,646. Material losses among other 1,778 housing units damaged, 78 units of lodging and food stalls were damaged, 434 boat and ship damaged and others, wrote Mr. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho today on his Twitter profile.
Updated: 12/27/2018 3:34:28 AM
The alert level for Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano has been raised again to the second-highest level possible, after a series of eruptions. All flights around the volcano have been rerouted and a 5 km exclusion zone has also been imposed. Indonesia's disaster management agency (BNPB) said the alert level had been raised from level two to three because of the increased volcanic activity. Last Saturday, the volcano triggered a tsunami which killed hundreds.
Updated: 12/25/2018 4:16:11 AM
The death toll following the tsunami caused by the Anak Krakatau volcano in Indonesia has risen to at least 429, the disaster mitigation agency says. On Saturday giant waves crashed into coastal towns on the islands of Sumatra and Java. It is thought that volcanic activity set off undersea landslides which in turn generated the killer waves. About 150 people are still missing, while more than 16,000 have been displaced, the agency says. Coastal residents near the volcano have been warned to keep away from beaches amid fears it could trigger a new tsunami.
Updated: 12/24/2018 7:16:43 AM
Indonesian government workers and volunteers searched debris-strewn beaches for survivors and bodies after a nighttime tsunami struck without warning, killing at least 373 people on a busy holiday weekend. A disaster agency spokesperson said 1,459 were injured and 128 remained missing from the disaster areas along the coastlines of western Java and southern Sumatra islands. Reuters said some 12,000 people evacuated to higher ground.
The Indonesian Medical Association of the worst-affected Banten region said it sent doctors, medical supplies and equipment, and that many of the injured were in need of surgery. It said most patients are domestic tourists who were visiting beaches during the long weekend ahead of Christmas.
Updated: 12/24/2018 4:48:55 AM
Indonesian government workers and volunteers searched debris-strewn beaches for survivors and bodies, while families tried to identify their loved ones and grieved for the dead Monday after a nighttime tsunami struck without warning, killing at least 281 people on a busy holiday weekend. The Reuters news agency reported rescuers were using everything from heavy machinery to their bare hands. In addition, cleanup was beginning on some affected beaches, Reuter said.
Along with those who perished, more than 1,000 people were hurt. Reuters said some 12,000 people evacuated to higher ground.
Updated: 12/23/2018 11:52:44 AM
“There was no tsunami warning,” Rahmat Triyono, earthquake and tsunami chief at Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency told The New York Times. “There was no earthquake.”
An earthquake that occurs in the ocean and moves the Earth’s crust up or down dramatically can cause a tsunami, like the one that struck Palu. The shaking often alerts people and warning systems to be on the lookout for the movement of water towards or away from the coast. But in this more recent case the Earth didn’t move enough to set those alarms in motion.
This is the second major tsunami that Indonesia has dealt with in the past few months. In late September, an earthquake triggered a huge tsunami that hit the Indonesian city of Palu, killing around 2,000 people.
Updated: 12/23/2018 4:28:07 AM
A tsunami has killed at least 222 people on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, the country's disaster management agency says.
It is thought to have been triggered by an underwater landslide caused by a volcanic eruption, officials said.
Updated: 12/23/2018 3:37:42 AM
Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo expressed his sympathy and ordered government agencies to respond quickly to the disaster. Gegar Prasetya, co-founder of the Tsunami Research Center Indonesia, said the waves were likely caused by a flank collapse - when a big section of a volcano's slope gives way. He said it's possible for an eruption to trigger a landslide above ground or beneath the ocean, both capable of producing a tsunami. "Actually, the tsunami was not really big, only one meter," said Prasetya, who has closely studied Krakatau. "The problem is people always tend to build everything close to the shoreline." Physical losses included 430 heavily damaged homes, nine heavily damaged hotels and 10 heavily damaged vessels.
Published Sunday, December 23, 2018
Powerful eruptions are taking place at Indonesian Krakatau volcano over the past 24 hours. The volcano is producing large lava flows and undersea landslides believed to be the cause of at least one deadly tsunami.
According to the Darwin VAAC advisory issued 00:25 UTC, December 23, satellite imagery suggest a high-level eruption, with ash rising up to 16.7 km above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red.
According to the country's disaster management agency, at least 168 people have been killed, more than 745 injured and 30 are still missing after a tsunami hit villages located around Sunda Strait.
At least 556 homes have been damaged, 9 hotels were severely damaged as well as dozens of boats and ships.
Casualties have so far been reported in the Pandeglang, South Lampung and Serang regions and the death toll is expected to rise.
Officials said it is possible that the full moon may have contributed to the strength of the wave.
According to locals, the tsunami hit around 04:30 LT, December 23 (21:30 UTC, December 22).
One of the eyewitnesses told BBC that there had been heavy eruption sound prior to the tsunami.
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