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ثوران بركان وتسونامي يخلفان مئات القتلى والجرحى في إندونيسيا

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2019.01.15 10:49

جرفت المياه مسرحا قريبا من الشاطئ حيث كانت فرقة روك محلية تقدم حفلا في مدينة تانجونج ليسونج بإقليم بانتين مما أسفر عن مقتل أحد الموسيقيين على الأقل فيما اعتبر آربعة في عداد المفقودين.

 

وأظهرت لقطات تلفزيونية لحظات ارتطام الأمواج بالحفل الموسيقي وانجراف المسرح حيث كانت فرقة الروك المحلية سيفينتين تقدم عرضا.

 

* «المياه جرفت المسرح»

وقالت الفرقة في بيان «المياه جرفت المسرح الذي كان قريبا جدا من البحر… ارتفعت المياه وجرفت الجميع. فقدنا أحباءنا ومن بينهم أحد عازفينا ومديرنا… وهناك آخرون في عداد المفقودين».

وأظهر فيديو نشرته الشرطة الوطنية الإندونيسية على تويتر ضباط شرطة وهم ينقذون صبيا محاصرا في سيارة سقطت فوقها الأشجار والأنقاض.

ويحاول المسؤولون معرفة سبب الكارثة على وجه التحديد.

وأناك كراكاتوا بركان نشط يقع في منتصف الطريق تقريبا بين جاوة وسومطرة وينفث الرماد والحمم منذ شهور. وقالت وكالة الأرصاد الجوية والمناخ وفيزياء الأرض إن البركان ثار مجددا بعد الساعة التاسعة مساء أمس السبت ووقع التسونامي في حوالي الساعة التاسعة والنصف.

وقال المتحدث باسم الوكالة إن أمواج المد العاتية كانت «بسبب انهيار أرضي تحت سطح البحر ناجم عن نشاط بركاني في أناك كراكاتوا».

وقال بن فان دير بلويجم، وهو جيولوجي متخصص في الزلازل وأستاذ في جامعة ميشيجان، إن التسونامي ربما وقع بسبب «انهيار جزئي» لأناك كراكاتوا.

وأضاف «يمكن لأي خلخلة على سفح البركان النشط أن تتسبب في انهيار صخري يحرك كمية كبيرة من المياه مما يؤدي إلى تكوين أمواج تسونامي يمكن أن تكون قوية جدا. الأمر أشبه بسقوط كيس من الرمل فجأة في حوض مليء بالمياه».

وعبرت ماليزيا وأستراليا عن استعدادهما لتقديم المساعدة لإندونيسيا.

 

القمر والشمس كانا وراء الحادث حسب السلطات

 
 
 

وذكر مسؤولون ووسائل إعلام في إندونيسيا اليوم الأحد إن أمواج مد عاتية (تسونامي) قتلت ما لا يقل عن 222 شخصا وأصابت المئات على جزيرتي جاوة وسومطرة في أعقاب انهيار أرضي تحت سطح البحر يعتقد أنه من نتاج ثوران بركان أناك كراكاتوا.

وقال سوتوبو بورو نوجروهو المتحدث باسم الوكالة الوطنية لإدارة الكوارث إن مئات المنازل والمباني تعرضت لأضرار شديدة بسبب أمواج المد العاتية التي وقعت دون سابق إنذار تقريبا في وقت متأخر أمس السبت عند مضيق سوندا.

واضطر آلاف السكان إلى الانتقال إلى أراض مرتفعة. وأفادت الوكالة بارتفاع عدد القتلى إلى 222 قتيلا بحلول الساعة 1040 بتوقيت جرينتش كما بلغ عدد المصابين 843 شخصا ويعتبر 28 في عداد المفقودين.

وسجلت صور عرضها التلفزيون لحظات اجتياح التسونامي للشاطئ ومناطق سكنية في مدينة باندجلانج على جزيرة جاوة حيث جرف في طريقه الضحايا والحطام وقطعا خشبية ومعدنية كبيرة.

وقال سكان في مناطق ساحلية لوسائل إعلام إنهم لم يروا أو يشعروا بأي نذر للكارثة كانحسار المياه أو وقوع زلزال قبل أن تجتاح أمواج بارتفاع يتراوح بين مترين وثلاثة أمتار الشاطئ.

لكن السلطات أشارت إلى صدور تحذيرات في بعض المناطق.

وأعاد وقوع التسونامي قبل عطلة عيد الميلاد إلى الأذهان ذكريات تسونامي المحيط الهندي الذي وقع بسبب زلزال يوم 26 ديسمبر كانون الأول 2004 وأسفر عن مقتل 226 ألف شخص في 14 دولة بينهم ما يربو على 120 ألفا في إندونيسيا.

* دعوات للإجلاء

دعت السلطات السكان والسياح في المناطق الساحلية حول مضيق سوندا للبقاء بعيدا عن الشواطئ وأبقت على التحذير من ارتفاع المد حتى يوم 25 ديسمبر كانون الأول.

وقال رحمات تريونو وهو مسؤول بوكالة الأرصاد الجوية والمناخ وفيزياء الأرض «إلى من انتقلوا إلى أماكن أخرى.. رجاء لا تعودوا».

وأشار يوسف كالا نائب الرئيس جوكو ويدودو الذي يخوض الانتخابات في أبريل نيسان للفوز بولاية أخرى إلى أن عدد القتلى «سيرتفع على الأرجح».

وتسونامي أمس السبت هو الأحدث في سلسلة من الكوارث التي تتعرض لها إندونيسيا هذا العام. وسوت زلازل متلاحقة أجزاء من جزيرة لومبوك السياحية بالأرض كما أسفر زلزال وتسونامي عن مقتل الآلاف على جزيرة سولاويسي. ولقي قرابة 200 شخص حتفهم في سقوط طائرة ركاب تابعة لشركة ليون إير في بحر جاوة في أكتوبر تشرين الأول.

وقال المتحدث باسم الوكالة الوطنية لإدارة الكوارث للصحفيين إن الساحل الغربي لإقليم بانتين في جاوة هو الأكثر تضررا.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 16 foot high wave hit beaches around the Sunda Strait, between the islands of Java and Sumatra, late on Saturday night at about 9.30pm local time, destroying 430 houses, nine hotels and 10 ships (pictured bottom right is an overturned car and top right are the bodies of victims killed by the powerful wave), after Krakatoa erupted.The band Seventeen were playing a set at Tanjung Lesung Beach Resort, in the province of Banten, in the Strait, when the wall of water hit. Footage from the crowd shows dozens of people sitting at tables enjoying the concert. Suddenly, the stage collapsed and people were heard screaming as they fled the oncoming wave (left) which swallowed the band on stage in a split second. Members of the band have now been reported missing by their lead singer. Following the tsunami, the groups lead singer Riefian Fajarsyah posted on Instagram asking for prayers. At least 220 people were killed in the tsunami, triggered by the volcanic eruption. The countrys Disaster Mitigation Agency confirmed around 800 people have been injured. A further 30 people are believed to be missing.

 

At least 220 people have been killed and 800 injured after a tsunami struck beaches in Indonesia overnight.

A further 30 people are still missing after a volcanic eruption caused a deadly wave to crash over a pop concert where band Seventeen were playing on Saturday evening, sending people fleeing for their lives. 

Two members of the band, the guitarist and the bass player, have been confirmed dead, along with the road manager and a crew member, while the drummer is missing.

Seventeens bassist M. Awal Bani Purbani, road manager Oki Wijaya, guitarist Herman Sikumbang and crew member Ujang, all died the lead singer Riefian Ifan Fajarsyah said. 

The 20 foot high wave hit beaches around the Sunda Strait, between the islands of Java and Sumatra at about 9.30pm local time, destroying 430 houses, nine hotels and 10 ships.

Scientists say the tsunami was probably caused by the eruption of Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island formed over years from the nearby Krakatau volcano. The Meteorology and Geophysics agency also said tidal waves may have been strengthened by the full moon. 

Undersea landslides from the eruption of Anak Krakatau - an island formed from previous blasts from Krakatoa - were recorded 24 minutes before the tsunami struck. 

Eyewitnesses have described fleeing for their lives as beachfront hotels and homes were swept away in the province of Banten in the Strait, when the wall of water hit.

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Homes and businesses were swept away by the 16ft wave which crashed onto the beachfront on Saturday evening after a volcanic eruption 

Homes and businesses were swept away by the 16ft wave which crashed onto the beachfront on Saturday evening after a volcanic eruption 

Bodies of victims recovered along Carita beach are placed in body bags as families search for the missing on Sunday morning

Bodies of victims recovered along Carita beach are placed in body bags as families search for the missing on Sunday morning

A man is consoled by a rescue worker after identifying his relative among the bodies of tsunami victims in Carita, Indonesia

A man is consoled by a rescue worker after identifying his relative among the bodies of tsunami victims in Carita, Indonesia

A man holds the body of a small child wrapped in a cloth after the youngster was killed in the disaster which struck on Saturday 

A man holds the body of a small child wrapped in a cloth after the youngster was killed in the disaster which struck on Saturday 

Grieving Indonesians stand over the bodies of the dead who have now been collected for identification from across the islands 

Grieving Indonesians stand over the bodies of the dead who have now been collected for identification from across the islands 

A property which once stood on the seafront on the island, with a swimming pool and multiple cars has been battered 

A property which once stood on the seafront on the island, with a swimming pool and multiple cars has been battered 

The band Seventeen were playing a set when the tsunami struck (moments before wave hit pictured), and members of the band are now reported missing

The band Seventeen were playing a set when the tsunami struck (moments before wave hit pictured), and members of the band are now reported missing

Riefian Ifan Fajarsyah survived after the bands performance was hit by a tsunami
Lead singer Riefian Ifan Fajarsyah announced the deaths
 

The singer Riefian Ifan Fajarsyah who was wearing a Seventeen top cried as he told followers band members had been killed in the tsunami 

Terrifying footage from Tanjung Lesung Beach Resort showed dozens of locals enjoying a set by band Seventeen late on Saturday until suddenly, the stage collapses.

Some 200 employees of state electricity utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) and family members had gathered for their end-of-year party when the tsunami struck on Saturday night. 

People were heard screaming as they fled the oncoming wave, which swallowed the band on stage in a split second. 

Underwater I could only pray Jesus Christ help, Zack, a crew member of the rock band Seventeen, said in an Instagram post.

In the final seconds I almost ran out of breath, he said, adding he survived by clinging to part of the collapsed stage.

Survivors are currently unable to reach Jakarta, the countrys capital, for treatment because the route is blocked.

Catastrophic: An artists impression of the historic 1883 eruption of Krakatoa

Catastrophic: An artists impression of the historic 1883 eruption of Krakatoa

Anak Krakatoa meaning Child of Krakatoa was named by Indonesian people over its formation.

The island emerged from the sea in 1927, decades after a cataclysmic natural disaster in 1883 when a larger island with three volcanic peaks erupted, causing huge tidal waves which killed 36,000 people.

The series of explosions were among the worst recorded in history, between 26 and 27 August 1883. It was so loud, Australians in Alice Springs heard the eruption 3,600 km away.

Originally 2,667ft high, Krakatoa had collapsed to 820ft beneath sea level. 

About 4,500 people were killed and numerous villages destroyed, but far more devastating was the subsequent 130ft-high tsunami. 

The explosive force was 13,000 times the power of the atomic bomb that annihilated Hiroshima. 

In 1927 fisherman spotted a small cone coming up from the sea, as the child of Krakatoa rose.

Within decades the new island towered above the water. It now stands 1200ft above the water.

Since the first major natural disaster smaller eruptions have happened in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and more recently. The new island of Krakatou is in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra and is 3 miles wide and 5.5 miles long (9 by 5 kilometers). It is part of the Indonesian Island Arc.

Volcanic activity is due to subduction of the Indo-Australian tectonic plate as it moves northward toward mainland Asia.

Devil¿s cauldron: Krakatoa¿s eruptions draw in violent thunderstorms, adding to the air of menace

Devil’s cauldron: Krakatoa’s eruptions draw in violent thunderstorms, adding to the air of menace

Anak Krakatau grows an average 13 cm (5 inches) per week, or average 6,8 m (22 ft) per year. 

As of 2018, Krakatoa Islands height is 813 m (2667 ft). 

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NASA released an image of the smoking volcanic island taken from the MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) on the European Space Agency (ESA)s Sentinel-2

NASA released an image of the smoking volcanic island taken from the MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) on the European Space Agency (ESA)s Sentinel-2

The water swept 65 feet (20 meters) inland devastating hundreds of homes, hotels and cars in its path. The emergency search and rescue mission began on Sunday 

The water swept 65 feet (20 meters) inland devastating hundreds of homes, hotels and cars in its path. The emergency search and rescue mission began on Sunday 

Aerial shots show how buildings have been swept over as debris fills the streets and cars are crushed against one another 

Aerial shots show how buildings have been swept over as debris fills the streets and cars are crushed against one another 

Shots from above have shown the devastation as entire buildings just metres from the sea are wiped out by a tsunami 

Shots from above have shown the devastation as entire buildings just metres from the sea are wiped out by a tsunami 

The volcanic island Anak Krakatoa stands 1200ft above sea level after first emerging from the depths of the ocean in 1937 

The volcanic island Anak Krakatoa stands 1200ft above sea level after first emerging from the depths of the ocean in 1937 

 

Where there was once a hotel and a swimming pool is a mess of concrete and metal after the deadly tsunami which killed more than 200

Where there was once a hotel and a swimming pool is a mess of concrete and metal after the deadly tsunami which killed at least 220 

The community is attempting to rebuild after the disaster struck late on Saturday obliterating buildings and wiping out entire hotels 

The community is attempting to rebuild after the disaster struck late on Saturday obliterating buildings and wiping out entire hotels 

Beach buildings were completely destroyed. A man is pictured on the sand but officials are warning people to stay away from the sea

Beach buildings were completely destroyed. A man is pictured on the sand but officials are warning people to stay away from the sea

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Bodies are being carried through the streets by rescue workers who are beginning to count the cost of the devastating quake and tsunami 

Bodies are being carried through the streets by rescue workers who are beginning to count the cost of the devastating quake and tsunami 

Women are treated on the back of a truck and IV drips hang from the cabin after the tsunami washed over islands in Indonesia

Women are treated on the back of a truck and IV drips hang from the cabin after the tsunami washed over islands in Indonesia

 

The remains of buildings are being painstakingly searched through as more than thirty people remain missing in Carita 

Carita beach in Pandeglang was one of the worst hit areas with homes being torn down by the rushing water and cars being destroyed 

Carita beach in Pandeglang was one of the worst hit areas with homes being torn down by the rushing water and cars being destroyed 

The identification process will soon begin as Indonesians mourn the loss of scores of neighbours and friends just months after 2000 were killed in Palu on the island of Sulawesi
 

The identification process will soon begin as Indonesians mourn the loss of scores of neighbours and friends just months after 2000 were killed in Palu on the island of Sulawesi

The stage suddenly collapsed (pictured) and people can be heard screaming as they flee the oncoming wave

The stage suddenly collapsed (pictured) and people can be heard screaming as they flee the oncoming wave

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Members of the band have now been reported missing by their lead singer Riefian Fajarsyah who posted on Instagram asking for prayers.

We lost our bassist, Bani and our manager Oki, he said tearfully in a video. 

Asep Perangkat, who fled Carita beach Saturday night, said he was with his family when the wave surged through the town, carving a path of destruction.

The tsunami comes 14 years after one of the deadliest natural disasters in recent times – the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004.

About 230,000 people were killed and 1.7m people left homeless, while up to 70 per cent of some villages were wiped out.

The latest disaster comes less than three months after a 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit the city of Palu on the island of Sulawesi, which is just east of Borneo, causing widespread damage and killing 2,256 people.

More than 70,000 homes were said to have been damaged, while communications, water and electricity infrastructure was also severely impaired.

A volcanic eruption in Krakatoa in 1883 was one of the deadliest in recorded history at the time, killing more than 36,000 people. 

The residents of the Indonesian islands pile onto scooters as they take in the damage done to the islands overnight on Saturday 

The residents of the Indonesian islands pile onto scooters as they take in the damage done to the islands overnight on Saturday 

A rescuer is seen through a damaged house as he takes part in a search operation of tsunami victims in Carita. Beds and home furnishings can be seen through the broken walls of homes by the sea

A rescuer is seen through a damaged house as he takes part in a search operation of tsunami victims in Carita. Beds and home furnishings can be seen through the broken walls of homes by the sea

An Indonesian man sits down among the ruins of houses on the beach after a tsunami hit Sunda Strait in Anyer, Banten

An Indonesian man sits down among the ruins of houses on the beach after a tsunami hit Sunda Strait in Anyer, Banten

Cars were dragged about 10 metres and so were containers, Perangkat told AFP.

Buildings on the edge of the beach were destroyed, trees and electric poles fell to the ground.

All the residents that are safe ran to the forest, he said.

In Lampung province, on the other side of the strait, Lutfi Al Rasyid said he fled the beach in Kalianda city in fear for his life.

I could not start my motorbike so I left it and I ran... I just prayed and ran as far as I could, the 23-year-old told AFP.

The countrys Disaster Mitigation Agency confirmed more than 800 have been injured while rescue missions to recover the dead began.

The most deaths were recorded in Pandeglang district with 164 dead, while Serang district recorded 11 dead and 48 were killed in South Lampung. One person died in Tanggamus. 

Anak Krakatoa "Child of Krakatoa" has been particularly active since June, occasionally sending massive plumes of ash high into the sky and in October a tour boat was nearly hit by lava bombs from the erupting volcano. 

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning to airline pilots working in the region that a volcanic ash cloud is heading south west from the scene of of the eruption up to an altitude of 55,000 feet

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has issued a warning to airline pilots working in the region that a volcanic ash cloud is heading south west from the scene of of the eruption up to an altitude of 55,000 feet

Krakatoa volcano erupts in Indonesia before causing tsunami. Scientists believe the full moon strengthened the rush of water sent crashing into land after the eruption 

Krakatoa volcano erupts in Indonesia before causing tsunami. Scientists believe the full moon strengthened the rush of water sent crashing into land after the eruption 

Villagers pick through the remains of a home just days before Christmas after the wall of water came crashing into the beach 

Villagers pick through the remains of a home just days before Christmas after the wall of water came crashing into the beach 

Medics have been called in to help the sick and injured. A woman was being helped by doctors in Carita just hours after the devastation (pictured) 

Medics have been called in to help the sick and injured. A woman was being helped by doctors in Carita just hours after the devastation (pictured) 

Volcano tsunami called Krakatoa erupts killing at least 168
 
 
 
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A tsunami alert has been issued and people in low-lying areas have fled to higher ground while search and rescue operations look for survivors. Authorities have warned people to stay away from beaches while a high-tide warning remained in place through to till December 25.

It is believed the tsunami was caused by an undersea landslide following the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano. The wave hit beaches on the Sunda Strait - between the islands of Java and Sumatra. 

Indonesian officials said recently Krakatoa has been spewing volcanic ash into the air. 

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has been monitoring the situation and has issued a red warning to airline pilots operating in the region that an ash cloud is spreading south west from the volcano to an altitude of 55,000 feet.  

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At least 200Z people have been killed after a tsunami hit beaches around the Sunda Strait late on Saturday night

At least 220 people have been killed after a tsunami hit beaches around the Sunda Strait late on Saturday night

The army has been called in to help with the search and rescue mission which is currently hoping to find survivors who may be trapped in collapsed huts 
 

The army has been called in to help with the search and rescue mission which is currently hoping to find survivors who may be trapped in collapsed huts 

Families have been surveying the damage this morning after at least 220 people were killed in a tsunami in Carita, Indonesia

Families have been surveying the damage this morning after at least 220 people were killed in a tsunami in Carita, Indonesia

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Rescue teams and locals are working together to try to find the missing. On Sunday morning it was reported 30 people were not accounted for

Rescue teams and locals are working together to try to find the missing. On Sunday morning it was reported 30 people were not accounted for

Bodies of victims recovered along Carita beach are placed in bright yellow bags

Bodies of victims recovered along Carita beach are placed in bright yellow bags

A resident walks past a collapsed guesthouse after a tsunami hit the area at Carita beach in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia

A resident walks past a collapsed guesthouse after a tsunami hit the area at Carita beach in Pandeglang, Banten province, Indonesia

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Entire buildings were flattened in the natural disaster. Scientists have said the full moon may have strengthened tidal waves

Entire buildings were flattened in the natural disaster. Scientists have said the full moon may have strengthened tidal waves

Indonesian authorities said they are still searching for possible victims of a tsunami which hit the Sunda Strait on Saturday night (pictured residents inspect the damage to their homes on Carita beach)
 

Indonesian authorities said they are still searching for possible victims of a tsunami which hit the Sunda Strait on Saturday night (pictured residents inspect the damage to their homes on Carita beach)

Indonesia President expresses sorrow after tsunami hits the country
 
 
 
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Teams have begun recovering the bodies as they assess the scale of the devastation caused by an eruption of the Anak Krakatoa volcano
 

Teams have begun recovering the bodies as they assess the scale of the devastation caused by an eruption of the Anak Krakatoa volcano

Survivors of the Indonesian tsunami which killed at least 113 and injured a further 600 sheltered in a mosque after they evacuated to higher ground in case of further flooding

Survivors of the Indonesian tsunami which killed at least 113 and injured a further 600 sheltered in a mosque after they evacuated to higher ground in case of further flooding

The killer wave was believed to have been caused by a volcanic eruption on nearby Krakatoa

The killer wave was believed to have been caused by a volcanic eruption on nearby Krakatoa

More than 600 people have reportedly been injured as a result of the tsunami which hit late on Saturday night 

More than 600 people have reportedly been injured as a result of the tsunami which hit late on Saturday night 

Hotel left ravaged by floodwater following tsunami in Indonesia
 
 
 
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Norwegian tourist Oystein Lund Andersen told the BBC: I was on the beach. I was alone, my family were sleeping in a room.

I was trying to photograph the erupting Krakatoa volcano.

Earlier in the evening, there was quite heavy eruption activity.

But just prior to the waves hitting the beach, there was no activity at all. It was just dark out there.

And suddenly I saw this wave coming, and I had to run.

There were two waves. The first wave wasnt that strong - I could run from it.

I ran straight to the hotel, where my wife and my son were sleeping.

And I woke them up... and I heard a bigger wave coming. I looked out of the window when the second wave hit. It was much bigger.

The wave passed the hotel. Cars were pushed off the road.

We and other people at the hotel went straight to the forest (on higher ground) next to the hotel.

And were still up on the hill now.

A video circulating on Twitter shows a two-foot high wave washing ashore. Later photographs show cars overturned and buildings destroyed. 

However, local media said Indonesian authorities warned coastal areas could be hit by 7-foot high waves. 

The number of victims is likely to increase because not all affected areas have been assessed, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho.

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The Meteorology and Geophysics agency in a separate statement said the tsunami could have been caused by undersea landslides from the eruption of Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island formed over years from the nearby Krakatau volcano (pictured residents evacuate from damaged homes on Carita Beach, Banten)

The Meteorology and Geophysics agency in a separate statement said the tsunami could have been caused by undersea landslides from the eruption of Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island formed over years from the nearby Krakatau volcano (pictured residents evacuate from damaged homes on Carita Beach, Banten)

The number of victims is likely to increase because not all affected areas have been assessed, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (pictured soldier examines as he takes care of a local resident who was injured following a tsunami which hit at Tanjung Lesung district)

The number of victims is likely to increase because not all affected areas have been assessed, said disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (pictured soldier examines as he takes care of a local resident who was injured following a tsunami which hit at Tanjung Lesung district)

Initial reports suggest that hundreds of homes could have been destroyed by the powerful wave which struck last night (pictured a ruined car that was rolled over in the tsunami in Sunda Strait, in Anyer, Banten)
 

Initial reports suggest that hundreds of homes could have been destroyed by the powerful wave which struck last night (pictured a ruined car that was rolled over in the tsunami in Sunda Strait, in Anyer, Banten)

This image from Flight Radar 24 shows how the ash cloud is spreading from Krakatoa towards the main route from Sydney to Dubai

This image from Flight Radar 24 shows how the ash cloud is spreading from Krakatoa towards the main route from Sydney to Dubai

One witness, Øystein Lund Andersen wrote on Facebook: I had to run, as the wave passed the beach and landed 15-20m (meters) inland (A local health center officer covers a dead body after a tsunami at Panimbang district in Pandeglang, Banten)

One witness, Øystein Lund Andersen wrote on Facebook: I had to run, as the wave passed the beach and landed 15-20m (meters) inland (A local health center officer covers a dead body after a tsunami at Panimbang district in Pandeglang, Banten)

Baten Province is left in ruins by tsunami in Indonesia
 
 
 
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One witness,  Øystein Lund Andersen wrote on Facebook: I had to run, as the wave passed the beach and landed 15-20m (meters) inland. Next wave entered the hotel area where i was staying and downed cars on the road behind it. Managed to evacuate with my family to higher ground trough forest paths and villages, where we are taken care of (by) the locals. Were unharmed, thankfully.

He said he had been taking photographs of the eruption on Krakatoa when the wave struck. 

He added: So encountered my first tsunami it seems, hopefully my last.  

Smoke spews out of Krakatoa after eruption reportedly caused tsunami
 
 
 
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It is believed the tsunami may have been caused by seismic activity from an eruption on Krakatoa (pictured here in July)

It is believed the tsunami may have been caused by seismic activity from an eruption on Krakatoa (pictured here in July)

Debris is seen from a damaged home on Carita beach after a five-metre wall of water surged into the coast of Banten province on Saturday night

Debris is seen from a damaged home on Carita beach after a five-metre wall of water surged into the coast of Banten province on Saturday night

Injured survivors arrive at hospital after tsunami hits Indonesia
 
 
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كلمة التحرير كتاب واراء مختارات من الصحافة حول العالم لبنان سورية صحة بيئه ابراج نهفة اليوم إعلانات تصويت
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