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.
It is also reported that more than 556 housing and 9 hotels were damaged.
The number of casualties and damage caused by the tsunami in the Sunda Strait per 23/12/2018 o'clock 16.00 WIB recorded 222 people died, 843 people injured & 28 missing person. physical damage: 556 houses damaged, 9 unit was heavily damaged hotel, 60 culinary shop damaged, 350 ship-boat damaged. pic.twitter.com/7esz00fnD7
- Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) 23 from December to 2018
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.
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.
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.