Researchers: Volcano in Indonesia is much smaller after the eruption

Anak Krakatau since the great eruption last week so eroded, that the volcano only 110 metres high. Before the eruption, it was 338 meters, say researchers.

Disaster relief in Indonesia reports that the slinking of the volcano has nothing to do with erosion. The researchers have located based on satellite photos from before and after the eruption.

According to the head of the disaster response, these findings once again confirmed that the tsunami that followed the eruption, indeed, is caused by the fact that large parts of the volcano in the strait between South Sumatra and West Java were.

The researchers appoint that another major eruption is now less likely to cause a tsunami will lead, logically, because the volcano is less mass.

The death toll of the tsunami is located at 426. Tens of thousands of people have been displaced as a result of the waves. The inhabitants were not prepared for the arrival of the tsunami, because the warning systems not on such a scenario, equipped turned out to be.


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