Tsunami in Indonesia caused by landslide, 373 dead

The tsunami, which, up to 373 deaths has led in the area around the Strait of Sunda is caused by a landslide, which was created by an eruption of the volcano Anak Krakatau.

A large part of the southwestern side of the volcano collapsed. Another half an hour later reached the tsunami hit the coastline, scientists and the Indonesian meteorological institute.

Here is added that this also can explain in which many people were surprised by the high waves: there was no earthquake.

There are also more than a thousand wounded cases. Sure 128 people are still missing. Because the waves homes have been wiped out, nearly twelve thousand inhabitants displaced.

The region Pandeglang, located in the west of Java, is regarded as one of the hardest-hit areas. There were more than 200 people dead and were 755 others injured.

Still is to the victims sought. Earlier on Monday was the death toll even on 281, but according to the national rescue service Basarnas, there are more deaths.


Images show volcanic eruption that led to a deadly tsunami in Indonesia

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“No alarm system for landslides under water’

Spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho of the burgerbeschermingsdienst said that Indonesia is no warning system for volcanoes and landslides under water.

President Either Widodo, who is the disaster area Monday visited, said that an alarm system is urgently needed. “I have the meteorological, climatological and geophysical service dedicated to a detection device or a system to buy that quickly warns, so that the residents can be spared,” he said to reporters.

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