At least 235 people have been killed as a tsunami hit beaches around Sunda Strait in Indonesia on Saturday night, according to the country’s officials.
Sunda Strait separates the islands of Java and Sumatra. Its coast is located about 100 km (62 miles) from the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.
A total of 235 people have been confirmed dead and 877 injured after the tsunami destroyed hundreds of houses and buildings.
The Indonesian Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said the wave was not caused by an earthquake, but was possibly the result of an eruption of Mount Krakatoa.
The tsunami-like conditions were likely caused by undersea landslides resulting from volcanic activity at Krakatoa Volcano, according to the disaster agency. The volcano, also located in the Sunda Strait, has been spewing ash and periodically erupting for the past several months.
The agency later explained that its early warning systems are mostly tied to tectonic activity, rather than volcanic. The areas devastated were not very much visited by tourists, mostly locals gather at the struck beaches @ the Sunda Strait.
RT. com / ABC Flash Point News 2018.