Indonesia tsunami hits Sunda Strait after Krakatoa eruption
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
On Saturday, a tsunami struck Indonesia's coastline at around 21:30 local time (1430 ). Indonesian officals suggested it was caused by an undersea landslide that followed the recent eruptions of , later receiving support from geological experts.
The BBC reported on Sunday 222 dead and 843 injured, with Indonesian government officials saying the numbers were likely to rise further. reported at least 281 killed; more recently gave a minimum death toll of 373. Early reports indicated the wave was about 3–7 (1–2 ) high. No earthquake accompanied it; victims had no warning before the surge arrived.
Thesaid on Sunday it was on the scene working to support survivors and locate the deceased. spoke of his sadness at the disaster.
Three months ago a tsunami hit, causing thousands of deaths. A 2004 tsunami that hit thirteen nations killed over 220,000 with Indonesia the worst affected. The island nation is in an area of high tectonic activity known as the , making earthquakes and tsunamis relatively common.
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