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Death toll rises after tsunami – 168 dead
"Death toll rises after tsunami – 168 dead,"

"at Least 168 people were killed and 745 injured in the tsunami in Indonesia, announces its katastrofmyndighet. Death toll expected to continue to rise."

"the Disaster roused the population, and initially believed the authorities that the tsunami was just the usual tides."

"in Addition to those found dead are missing at least another 30 people after the tsunami on Saturday night reached the beaches on the islands of Java and Sumatra around the sunda strait."

" We currently have no data on that swedes would be injured or killed. We call upon the swedes on the place to follow authorities 'advice and instructions," says Diana Qudhaib on the foreign MINISTRY's press office to TT."

"at the embassy of Sweden in the area is located in the capital city of Jakarta on the island of Java, only a dozen miles from the affected waters."

" at present the assessment is that few, if any swedes are in the area concerned, says Qudhaib."

"the Norwegian Øystein Andersen, who works at the Norwegian embassy in Jakarta, was at a hotel in west Java, when the tsunami struck."

"– Just before the waves reached the beach there was no activity at all. It was just dark. And suddenly I saw the wave coming and have to run he tells the BBC."

"He ran right and knocked on a door where his wife and son was asleep."

"– at the time, met with the second wave of our hotel so that the building shook. I could see the scales through the window, " says Andersen."

"The popular indonesian rock band, Seventeen were on the scene just when the tsunami hit the venue. Pictures on social media show how the band members are thrown out of the scene."

"the Band's bassist and manager were killed, three members of the band and the singer's wife is missing."

"According to the authorities, might the tsunami have been triggered by a combination of extra sharp ascent of the tide and a undervattensskred caused by an eruption from Anak Krakatoa, a small volcanic island in the sunda strait. Dozens of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit the beaches without warning about 21.30 on Saturday local time."

"the Indonesian authorities initially claimed that it was not about a tsunami on the usual tidal."

"Even if it is relatively rare can volcanic eruptions below the surface to cause tsunamis, according to the International Tsunami Information Center."

"Anak Krakatoa is one of 127 active volcanoes in the area."

"Indonesia often suffer from earthquakes. In 2004, an earthquake in Aceh the big tsunami that killed more than 226 000 people. Just this year, two earthquakes, one on the island of Lombok and one in the city of Palu, claimed more than 2,500 lives."

"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 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 were killed, many of them were swept away while they slept."

"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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