168 people are confirmed dead and 745 are registered injured after a tsunami hit the Sundastredet in Indonesia Saturday. In addition, at least 30 people registered missing. It informs the indonesian authorities, according to news agency AP.at Least 168 dead after tsunami in Indonesia - the fear of more tsunamis
Indonesian authorities said tsunami possibly caused by undervannsskred after an eruption of the volcano Krakatau.- Completely without warning
Norwegian Øystein Lund Andersen from Bodø had to evacuate with the family in all the hurry, when the tsunami hit the hotel you stayed at in West Java.
- About 21 time in the evening, when the wife and my son went to bed, I went down on the beach to take pictures of the volcano, but I saw nothing. I observed that the volcano had gone from being so active to fully set in, in so short a time. While I stood there and pondered, ten metres from the water, I saw that it all of a sudden there came some really big waves - completely without warning, " says Andersen, to the Newspaper.ERUPTION: Norwegian Øystein Lund Andersen took pictures of the volcano when the tsunami suddenly struck. Photo: Øystein Lund Andersen Show more
the Norwegian is employed at the Norwegian embassy in Jakarta, where he works with the administration and consular assistance. In addition, he is an avid vulkanfotograf. It was the interest of the volcanoes that made that he was in the area when the tsunami hit.
Suddenly there came a wave that I figured would be much higher than me. I let the ran through a forest, and came me up on the road. The wave hit maybe 15 feet up along the side where I was.
When the water withdrew almost exhausted, he returned to the hotel to wake the family.
I knew enough not quite what happened, but I realized that it was dangerous and thought of course that it could be a tsunami. In it I came into your hotel room, hit the wave number two, he tells us.TSUNAMI: 168 people are confirmed dead after a tsunami hit the Sundastredet in Indonesia Saturday. Video: CNN Show more - Took with it cars and houses
the Family could see the enormous forces from the sea, in the wave hit over the country.
the Wave went past the hotel and took several cars and parts of a house, " he says.
the Family let on ran up a fjellskråning, where they after a while came to a small settlement of around 70 metres above sea level.
the Locals are kind and helpful, and we have stayed here in the hillside. It doesn't feel right to go down again now, for we hear still the volcano in the distance, he says.ERUPTION: Indonesian authorities said tsunami probably due to undervannsskred after an eruption of the volcano Krakatau. This image from earlier today shows the volcano as seen from space. Photo: Nasa Show more - doesn't Seem safe
Earlier in the night he went down to the hotel to collect together some of the family's assets. He was witness to great destruction. Boats had been washed into the country, and the floods had destroyed both vehicles and buildings.
Now you know Andersen is not how long he and his family must stay in the area.
- We have the car down there, but the road is in such poor condition that it does not seem safe to run along the coast, he says to Dagbladet.DISASTER: 168 people are confirmed dead and 745 are registered injured after a tsunami hit the Sundastredet in Indonesia Saturday. Photos from the area show extensive destruction. Photo: Antara Photo / Asep Fathulrahman / Reuters / NTB Scanpix Show more are Asking people to stay away from
Indonesian authorities asking people to stay away from the coast, in fear that it may be more tsunamis, reports the BBC.
" We are waiting on updates about the volcano. If aktiviten get worse, so we must be prepared, " says Rahmat Triyono, the head of Indonesia's meteorology, and geophysics - and klimabyrå (BMKG), according to the channel.
- This tsunami is different from tsunamis caused by an earthquake. Tsunamis that come after an earthquake has never produced more subsequent tsunamis. But this is different. A burst can be initiated by small tremors, which then can be greater, says Triyono on.