At Least 20 Killed By Today’s ‘Volcano Tsunami’ In Indonesia
The ‘Ring of Fire’ strikes again.
Sad news from the happiest place on earth.
Today Indonesia’s Sundra Strait was struck by a tsunami, leaving at least 20 people dead, another 165 injured, and dozens of buildings damaged by the tectonically-formed wave.
While the tsunami’s cause has not officially been determined, it’s believed that an eruption from Anak Krakatoa, a volcano between the islands of Java and Sumatra, sparked an underground landslide that triggered a tsunami-forming earthquake.
Anak Krakatoa has been extremely active in recent months, including eruptions this July, August, and today’s 72-second spout.
Volcanic eruptions and other tectonic activity are not uncommon in Indonesian archipelago, which resides in a geological region referred to as the “Ring of Fire”.
According to the BBC, “In September, more than 2,000 people died when a powerful earthquake struck just off the central island of Sulawesi, setting off a tsunami that engulfed the coastal city of Palu.”
It is recommended that people in the area stay at least two kilometers from Krakatoa until otherwise advised.
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