At least 373 killed in Indonesian tsunami
Search and rescue efforts continue after tsunami hits Indonesia
At least 43 people have been killed and 584 injured after a tsunami hit the coast around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, government officials say.
The country’s disaster management agency says two people are missing, and dozens of buildings were damaged.
It says the possible cause of the tsunami were undersea landslides after the Krakatoa volcano erupted.
The Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean.
The deaths were reported in the Pandeglang, South Lampung and Serang regions.
Officials warn that the death toll is likely to rise further. The disaster management agency said high seas as a result of the full moon may also have contributed to the strength of the wave. read more…
The quake was registered on Friday morning local time, at the depth of 33 kilometers (20 miles) under the Bering Sea, some 80 kilometers east of the coast of Kamchatka.
The nearest inhabited settlement is the village of Nikolskoye, on the Bering Island, part of the Commander Islands chain.
An aftershock of 5.7 magnitude was recorded within half an hour of the original quake.
Tsunami waves of up to 1 meter (3 feet) above the tide level are expected in the affected area. There was no threat as of yet to Alaska, the continental US, or Hawaii, the US government’s Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.
There were no casualties or property damage as the result of the Kamchatka quake, TASS reported citing Russian government officials. read more…