The number of deaths caused by a Tsunami on the Indonesian Islands of Sumatra and Java, has risen to about 280. Over 1000 people were injured, said Monday the civil protection authority in Jakarta. The flood wave was recorded on Saturday evening, coast of the as Sundastraße well-known Strait between the Islands of Sumatra and Java areas to both sides.

the Governor of The capital Jakarta, Anies Baswedan, has sent 13 medical and rescue teams in the most affected provinces of Lampung on the southern tip of Sumatra, and Banten in West Java, as the Indonesian news Agency Antara News reported. In addition, forces of the various auxiliary organizations were in use, such as from the Indonesian Red cross, supported by the German Red cross.

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do not be affected according to previous findings, tweeted the Foreign office in Berlin on Sunday. A spokesman for the tourism group Tui, said that the company had in the Region at all no guests. The most important goal in Indonesia, the island of Bali is more in the West. Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke to the Indonesian President Joko Widodo and Affected their condolences.

cause is probably the eruption of the volcano Anak Krakatau

The flood waves of the season over the popular tourist were in the middle of the holiday beaches on the two through the Straits separate Islands in. On Christmas 2004, a devastating Tsunami had hit in addition to other Eastern coastal States of the Indian ocean and Indonesia alone there are more than 160 000 people died at that time, a total of about 230 000 deaths were to be deplored.

almost three months Ago then the with tourists popular Indonesian island of Sulawesi, approximately 1,500 kilometres North – West of the now area affected by a severe earthquake and a resulting Tsunami was ravaged, at a cost of more than 2200 people. At the time, resentment among many Indonesians about the Sichtzu slow response of the Indonesian authorities to the disaster.

According to the Indonesian Agency for meteorology, climate and Geophysics (BMKG) was the cause of the tsunami, presumably, the outbreak of the in the Strait lying volcano Anak Krakatau, the under water landslide. Thus, the Eruption occurred on Saturday night at 21.03 hrs (local time; 15.03 GMT), 24 minutes later, the Tsunami hit the country.


Of Anak Krakatau (child of Krakatau) is a volcano located in the Sunda Strait, about 50 kilometers from the province of Banten in West Java. Especially among Indonesians of the land applies to the Sundastraße due to its proximity to the Indonesian capital of Jakarta as a holiday region.

Of Anak Krakatau was formed by an eruption of Krakatau, which had caused in 1883, one of the most violent outbreaks ever, with an estimated 36 000 deaths. Since 1927, Anak Krakatau itself, the volcano is active. He stands approximately 338 feet from the surface of the water, such as the data of the Agency for Geophysics documents. For a long time already he had represented a deadly threat to the main land. So there was already 2016 and 2017 outbreaks, and since June, he had shown increased activity.

Indonesia lies on the Pacific ring of fire, the geologically most active Zone of the earth. For the inhabitants of earthquakes, Tsunamis and volcanic outbreaks are not a new experience. The island state has so many active volcanoes than any other country in the world.

elsewhere In the ring of fire, an earthquake of a magnitude of 6.4 shook on Monday morning (local time), the Kingdom of Tonga. The center of the quake was just 84 kilometers North of the capital Nukualofa at a depth of about 100 kilometers, such as the U.S. seismological authorities reported. Of any damage or casualties on the island group, the data were not available initially. There was no official Tsunami warning from the warning centre PTWC.


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