Volcano Erupts After Tsunami Killed 300+ in Indonesia

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Volcano Erupts After Tsunami Killed 300+ in Indonesia

Post by vic2r » Tue Dec 25, 2018 2:42 pm

The tsunami in Indonesia killed at least 373 people and injured more than 1,400 on the islands of Java and Sumatra, an official said on Monday. A spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster mitigation agency said in a statement that 1,459 people are injured, while 128 remain missing. Indonesian military and rescue teams fanned out across a stretch of coastline on Monday, hoping to find survivors of a tsunami triggered by an underwater landslide from a volcano that has been erupting for months, Reuters reported. Authorities called for vigilance amid the spewing of ash by Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island where a crater collapse late on Saturday together with a high tide set off waves that smashed into coastal areas.

Aerial footage shows the eruption of Anak Krakatau volcano in the Sunda Strait on Sunday, a day after a deadly tsunami that killed hundres and injured over a thousand.

According to Indonesia's Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency (BMKG), the possible cause of the tsunami was undersea landslides following the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano.