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Tsunami hits Banten and Lampung after Krakatau eruption

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MANADO, ZONAUTARA.com – Update on Sunday (23/12/2018) at 1 pm local time, at least 222 people have been killed and 843 injured after a tsunami hits Banten and Lampung on Saturday (22/12).

In addition, 28 others were still missing. Most of the victims were in Pandeglang, Banten.

Dozens of buildings and home were destroyed by the wave. Damage does not only occur in Banten but in South Lampung also.

It hit Several popular tourist destination along the coast including Tanjung Lesung Beach, Sumur, Teluk Ladam, Penimbang and Carita.

The observations showed the wave height of 0.9 meters in Serang at 9.27 pm local time, 0.35 meters in Banten at 9.33 pm local time, 0,36 meters in Kota Agung at 9:35 pm local time, and 0.28 meters at 9.53 pm local time in Panjang Port.

Widjo Kongko from Technology Assessment and Application Agency suspected that the tsunami with the highest height of 0.9 meters was caused by the eruption of Mount Anak Krakatau (Child Krakatoa) on Saturday. It had erupted up to 4 times, the last at 9.03 pm.

Anak Krakatau is a small volcanic island situated between the islands of Java and Sumatra that become a part of Lampung Province, Indonesia.

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Sempat mati mesin, kapal penangkap ikan diselamatkan Basarnas Manado

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MANADO, ZONAUTARA.comBoat rescue KN Bimasena dari Kantor Basarnas Manado melakukan operasi pencarian terhadap kapal penangkap ikan KM Norsledi Bahari.

Kapal berawak 25 orang itu sebelumnya dilaporkan mengalami mati mesin, Selasa (7/5/2019) tengah malam. Informasi kehilangan itu masuk ke Kantor Basarnas Manado pada Rabu (8/5) pukul 02.20 WITA.

KN Bimasena kemudian bertolak dari Dermaga Munte, Likupang, Minahasa Utara melakukan pencarian di lokasi perairan laut Sulawesi Utara pada koordinat seperti yang dilaporkan.

Posisi terakhir kapal ikan yang mengalami musibah tersebut berada pada 13 nautical mile (NM) arah timur laut dari Tanjung Batu Kapal, pulau Lembeh, Bitung. Kapal kala itu dalam perjalanan dari pulau Biaro, Sitaro menuju Bitung.

Setelah melakukan upaya pencarian, rescuer Basarnas Manado kemudian menemukan kapal penangkap ikan dengan panjang 30 meter itu pada posisi 39 derajat dari Pelabuhan Bitung pada jarak 25 NM.

Sewaktu ditemukan, KM Norsledi Bahari bersama KN Sinar Bahari II. Kapal yang mengalami mati mesin itu kemudian ditarik menuju Bitung.

“Kapal sudah berhasil diselamatkan, dan semua anak buah kapal dalam keadaan selamat,” ujar Kepala Kantor Basarnas Manado, Gede Darmada, Rabu (8/5).

Editor: Ronny Adolof Buol

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