After a volcanic eruption off the coast of Indonesia’s disaster, have been killed in a Tsunami-at least 168 people. Around 750 people were injured when the flood broke in waves, without warning, on coastal areas and tourist beaches on the Strait of Sunda, between the Islands of Sumatra and Java, informed the disaster management authority on Sunday in Jakarta. At least 30 people were missing. Rescue workers searched Rubble for Survivors.
hundreds of buildings were destroyed, according to the. The tidal waves met in the South of Sumatra and in West Java late on Saturday evening (local time) on Land, without the people there would have been pre-warned, a authorities spokesperson said. The civil protection authority posted video recordings in the Internet; they show people fleeing in panic to higher ground.
interlocking splined debris
TV stations showed images of a wave, which pushed a telescoping splined mass of metal roofs, wood, debris, and other flotsam from the popular Carita beach to the Hinterland. Elsewhere, the Tsunami, trees uprooted and left behind a trail of rubble. A dramatic, in the social media, posted Video showed a wall of water that crashes in a concert of the band Seventeen in the Band from the stage, hurls, and the audience pours out.
Hero of Indonesia
airline pilot saves plane before the earthquake and dies
the waves were Triggered in may by a submarine landslide, a volcanic eruption on the small island of Anak Krakatoa between Java and Sumatra. The flood effect may have been amplified by the new moon, suspected by the authorities.
“This combination could have triggered a sudden Tsunami,” said the spokesman for the civil protection Agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho. The exact causes still have to be confirmed. The number of fatalities will probably rise, he added.
the Last Tsunami searched in September
hundreds of Dead
Dramatic scenes, eye-witness video shows deadly tsunami in Indonesia
The island state of Indonesia is always of the disastrous Tsunami tidal waves home. These are usually caused by earthquakes under the sea floor. That they are triggered by volcanic eruptions, and landslides, is rather rare.
In the case of a severe earthquake and a subsequent Tsunami killed more than 2000 people were killed until the end of September on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
the most devastating the Tsunami of December 2004 was: at that Time, approximately 220,000 people, alone of 168,000 of them in Indonesia died in the countries bordering the Indian ocean. This disaster was caused by a seaquake of the strength of 9.1 off the coast of Sumatra.
The current Tsunami from the volcanic island of Anak Krakatoa, which was established in 1883 by a devastating volcanic eruption. In the case of the eruption, 36,000 people died in that one, a 20-mile-high ash cloud darkened the entire Region.
tkr / AFP