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Certainly 62 dead and hundreds injured after the tsunami in Indonesia

By a tsunami in Indonesia Saturday night is definitely 62 people to life and almost six hundred people injured.

There are also another twenty people are missing, notify the authorities. A spokesman let us know that the number of victims probably will continue to rise.

The tsunami hit the beaches of Indonesia on the southern coast of the country, about 100 kilometers west of the capital Jakarta. The tidal wave swept through the Strait Sunda, a strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra.

Among the regions, Pandeglang and Serang in Java and South Lampung on Sumatra were badly hit. According to the spokesperson, hundreds of houses and other buildings to heavy damage. Also a street with cars-white, and there is substantial damage to roads and forests. The total extent of the damage is still in the picture.

The Dutch ambassador in Indonesia, Rob Swartbol, reports that the tide much damage it has caused. He calls tourists in the affected area on the instructions of the local authorities to follow. In case of an emergency, they should contact the ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Photo: Dozens of deaths by tsunami in Indonesia

Indonesia Saturday night, hit by a tsunami.
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The tidal wave took place in the strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra.
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There are dozens of people to the life to come.
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The authorities report that there are almost six hundred wounded.
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In particular, there is a lot of damage in the area Pandeglang (west Java).
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Hundreds of buildings are damaged or completely swept away.
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A family that is a victim of the tsunami.
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The tsunami is most likely to be caused by subsurface landslides after the eruption of the volcano Anak Krakatau.
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The tide would be about 15 to 20 feet of the land have been erected.
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Tsunami caused by landslide in the sea

In all probability, the wave caused by the combination of flood, an undersea landslide, the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, in the middle of the strait.

The Indonesian agency for meteorology, climatology and geophysics (BMKG) does research into the cause of the tsunami. According to the bureau found to be 21.03 hours (local time), a volcanic eruption place and came 24 minutes later the tsunami on land.

People who the affected area have fled be called for the time being not to return. The next few days remains a warning to the high water level of force.

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AvatarAuteurChotib51119113Moment of plaatsen16:37 – 22 december 2018

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