Indonesian authorities have widened the exclusion zone around a volcano that triggered a devastating tsunami in Sumatra and Java.The volcanology agency raised the Anak Krakatoa volcano's alert status to the second highest and more than doubled the exclusion zone to a 5km radius.The eruption on Saturday evening caused part of the island in the Sunda Strait to collapse into the sea, generating tsunami waves of more than two metres which left at least 430 people dead.The government has warned Sunda Strait communities to stay a kilometre away from the coastline because of the risk of another tsunami.The disaster struck without warning, taking people by surprise in a country that regularly suffers landslides, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.No earthquake shook the ground beforehand, and the waves surged inland at night on a holiday weekend while people were enjoying concerts and other beach and resort activities.Heavy rains and high seas have hampered the search effort. Some bodies were … [Read more...] about Fears of another tsunami in Indonesia
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Volcano alert raised amid fears of another tsunami in Indonesia BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Indonesian authorities have widened the exclusion zone around a volcano that triggered a devastating tsunami in Sumatra and Java. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/volcano-alert-raised-amid-fears-of-another-tsunami-in-indonesia-37660547.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37660544.ece/ea36b/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_41899b26-43ba-41ad-abf4-7da2795c6c56_1 Email Indonesian authorities have widened the exclusion zone around a volcano that triggered a devastating tsunami in Sumatra and Java. The volcanology agency raised the Anak Krakatoa volcano’s alert status to the second highest and more than doubled the exclusion zone to a three-mile radius. The eruption on Saturday evening caused part of the island in the Sunda Strait to collapse into the sea, generating tsunami waves of more than two metres which left at least 430 people dead. The government … [Read more...] about Volcano alert raised amid fears of another tsunami in Indonesia
What happened? Search-and-rescue efforts were continuing in Indonesia following a deadly tsunami in the Sunda Strait which claimed more than 280 lives. More than 1,000 people were injured and 11,600 people displaced. The district of Pandeglang, on the western tip of the island of Java was worst hit, with 207 killed and 755 injured. Anak Krakatau volcano is thought to have erupted underwater which may have caused an undersea landslide, triggering the killer waves. Experts won’t know the exact cause of the tsunami until sonar monitoring can be undertaken, but it’s too dangerous to do that at the moment. The University of Melbourne associate professor David Kennedy said the work can be done by relatively small, 10-metre vessels using multi-beam sonars which are basically a more powerful version of a “fish finder”. Why wasn’t there a warning system? In the case of tsunamis caused by earthquakes, the shaking earth can act as a warning but it’s much … [Read more...] about What caused the tsunami in Indonesia and why was there no warning?
Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry has expressed condolences over the loss of lives in Indonesia in the deadly volcano-triggered tsunami that hit the country two days ago. “We are deeply saddened by the tsunami news in Indonesia. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Indonesia. We express our deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of those who were killed and wish the injured the soonest recovery,” the ministry tweeted on Monday. According to the latest media reports, the death toll in Indonesia's tsunami has reached 281, with 1,016 injured and many still missing. News.Az … [Read more...] about Azerbaijan expresses condolences over deadly tsunami in Indonesia
The waves smashed onto beaches at night without warning, ripping houses and hotels from their foundations in seconds and sweeping terrified concert-goers into the sea. More than 800 people were injured and dozens more are missing after the tsunami hit around the Sunda Strait at 9.27pm on Saturday, the Disaster Management Agency said. The toll could continue to rise because some areas have not yet been reached. Scientists, including those from Indonesia's Meteorology and Geophysics agency, said yesterday that the tsunami could have been caused by underwater landslides or those occurring above ground on Anak Krakatau's steep slope following its eruption. The volcano's name translates to 'Child of Krakatoa', a volcanic island formed over years after one of the largest, most devastating eruptions in recorded history occurred at the Krakatoa volcano more than a century ago. The scientists also cited tidal waves caused by the full moon. Dramatic video posted on social media showed the … [Read more...] about Volcano sets off tsunami in Indonesia