A tsunami causes at least 20 dead and 165 injured in Indonesia

A tsunami causes at least 20 dead and 165 injured in Indonesia



At least 20 people have been killed, 165 wounded and two missing as a result of a tsunami that hit the Sunda Strait, northwest of Jakarta, the Indonesian Agency for Disaster Control said.

According to the same source, the tsunami particularly affected the Pandenglang district, southern Lampung and Serang, in Indonesia, where most of the deaths occurred, as well as serious damage to homes, hotel facilities and infrastructure.

The causes of the tsunami are still uncertain, although a landslide underwater due to the eruption of Mt. Anak Krakatau and swells due to the full moon is indicated as more likely.

Apparently, the combination of both things led to a sudden tsunami that hit the coast. The Agency of Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) of Indonesia tries to determine the causes with the Geology Agency.

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