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Death toll in Indonesia rises

"Death toll in Indonesia rises" "Over 280 people have been killed in the tsunami that hit Indonesia at the weekend." "More than 1 000 injured, and the e

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Death toll in Indonesia rises
"Death toll in Indonesia rises"

"Over 280 people have been killed in the tsunami that hit Indonesia at the weekend."

"More than 1 000 injured, and the extensive search for survivors continues, both with machines and by hand."

"the Rescue operation was underway on Monday in heavy rainstorms, at the same time as the experts are issuing warnings that the area can be affected by more large waves."

"– the Number of victims and the damage will continue to rise, " says the spokesperson Sutopo Purwo Nugroho."

"Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit the coast of southern Sumatra and Java's western tip, at 21.30 local time on Saturday."

"– the Military and the police are looking into the remnants to see if we can find more victims, said Dody Ruswandi at the räddningsmyndigheten."

"He said that the rescue operations will probably continue about a week."

"the Trees torn by the roots and other rubbish is scattered across the beaches, and many roads are blocked by rubble, but also because of a lot of traffic, when many want to leave the area."

"More than 3 000 people who live along the coasts will be forced to look to a higher altitude. More than 50 are still missing."

"the Red cross and Red crescent societies have stated that the waves were 30-90 centimeters high, while the residents have testified about 2-3 metres high waves."

"the Country's president Joko Widodo visiting the area during Monday."

"the Island is one of the most disaster prone in the world."

"the Tsunami is believed to have been caused by a part of the volcanic island of Anak Krakatoa collapsed below sea level in conjunction with a volcanic eruption."

"Anak Krakatoa, a small island in the strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra."

"– the Likelihood of further tsunamis in the sunda strait is likely to continue as long as the Anak Krakatoa is in its active phase, as it may trigger more landslides under the surface of the water, " says Richard Teeuw, University of Portsmouth in England."

"unlike the earthquake, which put in the time warning system, there is not much time to warn the residents when a tsunami caused by a undervattensskred."

"March 2011: A tsunami after an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.0 for the affects Japan, with around 19 000 dead and missing as a result. The tsunami triggering a nuclear meltdown in the Fukushima nuclear power plant, the worst nuclear disaster after Chernobyl in 1986."

"December 2004: An earthquake with a magnitude of at least 9.1, the hitting Aceh in Sumatra, Indonesia. The subsequent tsunami devastate large areas in several countries along the southeast asian coast. Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand and India are the worst affected. Over 220,000 estimated to have died, among them many western tourists."

"July 1998: Papua New Guinea hit by two tremors with a magnitude of 7.0. The tsunami after the tremors destroy three miles of the north coast and sweeping away seven villages. The total number is estimated officially to 2 000, but can be upwards of 6 000-8 000."

"August 1976: An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.9 near the philippine islands of Mindanao and Sulu resulting in a tsunami with five-metre high waves. 5 000-8 000 people killed, many of them swept away in her sleep."

"May 1960: Over 5 700 people were killed in Chile, 61 in Hawaii and 142 in Japan when a tsunami reaches land after a megaskalv in Chile with a magnitude of 9.5. The waves reported to have been up to five metres high."

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