At Least 222 Killed,843+ Wounded After Tsunami Strikes Indonesia while Volcano Krakatau Erupts

BREAKING UPDATED: Over 222 now reported dead with over 843 injured and many still missing following tsunami in Indonesia

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BREAKING: At least 43 dead, over 500 injured following possible tsunami in Indonesia

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UPDATED (*)

A tsunami has hit the Sunda Strait in Indonesia, leaving over a dozen dead and many more injured. At least *222 people have died and another *843 injured by the tsunami on Saturday night! Damage has also been reported along the coast with many more still missing

Indonesia’s disaster management agency said that the tsunami may have been caused by an undersea landslide after the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano. This is different from a tsunami that is triggered by an earthquake.

The worst affected area was the Pandeglang region of Banten province in Java, which encompasses the Ujung Kulon National Park and popular beaches, the Disaster Management Agency said. Of the deaths, at least 33 were in Pandeglang.

The tsunami also affected South Lampung on Indonesia’s Sumatra Island and the Serang region of Java, west of the capital Jakarta.

Here is some imagery coming in…

The tsunami pushed as far inland as 65 feet and may have been as high as 10 feet. The origin of the tsunami was in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra, which connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean.

The tsunami occurred during the full moon when tide levels were already higher than normal.

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