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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