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Weather hampers efforts to inspect Indonesia tsunami volcano

Indonesia's disaster agency said that 426 people died in the Sunda Strait tsunami that struck Sumatra and Java without warning on Saturday. That was slightly lower than previously announced due to some victims being recorded twice.

Indonesia hunts for survivors as tsunami death toll crosses 400, thousands homeless

More than 1,400 people were injured, and about 12,000 residents had to move to higher ground, with a high-tide warning extended to Wednesday.


How volcanic activity can spawn tsunamis

No earthquakes were recorded before the tsunami struck, Indonesian authorities said. But there had been an eruption on the volcanic island of Anak Krakatau about half an hour before, they said, one of a series of eruptions there in recent weeks.

Doctors, rescuers work in tsunami-struck Indonesian areas

Indonesian President Joko ``Jokowi'' Widodo expressed his sympathy and ordered government agencies to respond quickly to the disaster.

Indonesia tsunami kills 168: What we know so far

The 305-metre-high volcano, about 200 kilometres southwest of country capital Jakarta, has been erupting since June. In July, authorities widened its no-go areas to 2 kilometres from the crater.

Indonesia volcano tsunami Highlights: At least 373 dead, 1,400 injured on islands of Java and Sumatra

Indonesia volcano tsunami live updates: According to a statement from the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG), "the tsunami hit several areas of the Sunda Strait, including beaches in Pandeglang regency, Serang, and South Lampung."


Indonesia drops disinfectant on quake-obliterated villages

Nearly 430 hectares (1.7 square miles) of land and nearly 3,500 homes succumbed to liquefaction when the September 28 earthquake turned the soft soil to mud, Indonesia's disaster agency said.

After the tsunami, Indonesians are burying the dead and begging for aid

In the wake of a 7.5-magnitude earthquake and a 20-foot tsunami Friday that killed at least 844 people, the eastern Indonesian city of Palu is still reeling.

Explained: The destructive power of the Indonesia tsunami

Waves rose 20 feet, which has surprised some scientists who said they wouldn’t normally associate such high levels of destruction with the kind of earthquake that preceded the tsunami.

Indonesia tsunami kills over 800, death toll expected to rise

Indonesia tsunami: Roads and buildings have crumbled to concrete rubble and communication lines have been snapped in the island, hindering the rescue process.

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Indonesia: Earthquake triggered-tsunami claims more than 800 lives, leaves trail of destruction

A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-meter-tall (10-foot-tall) tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities.

The Big Picture: After the waves pulled back

Two natural disasters struck the coast of Tamil Nadu, both in the month of December — one, a cyclone 50 years ago, and the other, the tsunami of 2004.


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Searching for the dead after a tsunami | NYT Dispatches

Thousands are still missing in Indonesia after the tsunami. The formal search for bodies is about to end. The New York Times met with survivors who said their only hope no was to retrieve and bury the dead before it’s too late.