4 February, 2023

Indonesia tsunami left at least 429 killed and over 1,500 wounded

Photo: BNPB Indonesia.
Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

The Agency for Disaster Mitigation in Indonesia (BNPB) He reported that 429 Dead people, more of 1,500 They were injured and others 154 They are missing, due to a tsunami that hit the coasts of the Sunda Strait, separating the islands of Java and Sumatra.

Photo: Indonesian Red Cross.

It is also reported that more than 556 housing and 9 hotels were damaged.

further, the Meteorological Agency, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) He said the strong waves were not caused by an earthquake, but they would have been the result of volcanic activity of Anak Krakatau.

Photo: BNPB Indonesia.

In a report, the BNPB said they are investigating the cause of natural disaster, but they consider that it could be caused by landslides following the eruption of Anak Krakatoa and rough seas.

Photo: BNPB Indonesia.

According to the International Tsunami Information Center, underwater volcanic eruptions, They are rare, can cause tsunamis due to sudden movement of water or slope failure.