How the disaster that has claimed the lives of more than 200 people in Indonesia has happened

The disaster in Indonesia, the slope of the volcano collapsed, and the tsunami wave was created. how the disaster that has claimed the lives of more than 200 people in Indonesia has happened.

disaster in Indonesia, the slope of the volcano collapsed,  and so the tsunami wave was created



More than 200 people have been killed in a tsunami that struck beaches in Indonesia's sunda region. Researchers believe that the tsunami is linked to sub-marine landslides caused by the eruption at Anak Krakatoa.


How such a phenomenon can occur?

The volcanic eruption does not in itself create a tsunami. What happens is that a slope is formed on the fringes of the volcano. 

When a slope reaches a certain height, it becomes unstable. If it happens underwater, then there is an underwater surfing of the material, the margin of the mountain falling down, and this causes a particular wave that causes a tsunami.
  • Almost all the islands of Indonesia began as volcanoes.

Can such a disaster repeat itself? 

This is not unique to Indonesia: "There are more such islands across the oceans - like in the Canary Islands in the Atlantic.

The tsunami came four days before Indonesia and 12 other countries will mark the 14th memorial day for the tsunami that struck South Asia and East Africa on December 26, 2004. 


The tsunami, which was caused by a 9.1 magnitude earthquake, claimed the lives of some 226,000 people, more than 120,000 in Indonesia.

Only last September, more than 2,500 people were killed in an earthquake and a tsunami that hit Sulawesi island in Indonesia.


Indonesia's Meteorological and Geophysical Agency issued a tsunami warning following the loud noise, but removed it after 34 minutes. 

The agency was under heavy criticism that the warning had been removed too soon, but thy rejected the claims.

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