The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said tsunami waves of up to 1 meter (3.3 feet) were possible along coastal areas up to 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) from the epicenter, including Papua New Guinea and the nearly Solomon Islands.
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 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."
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.
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.
A powerful magnitude-8.3 earthquake hit off Chile’s northern coast Wednesday night, causing buildings to sway in the capital of Santiago and bringing flooding from small tsunami waves in some shore towns. Five deaths were reported by AFP. It also reported that about one million were evacuated. Officials were still checking the region late into the […]