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Indonesia: Tsunami kills 20

ANI | Updated: Dec 23, 2018 06:36 IST

Jakarta [Indonesia], Dec 23 (ANI): At least 20 people were killed after Tsunami hit the beaches around Sunda Strait in Indonesia on Saturday night.
The Sydney Morning Herald quoted the Indonesian Disaster Mitigation Agency as stating that as many as 165 people have been injured in the calamity.
It is speculated that the tsunami was caused by an activity around a volcanic island in the strait, Krakatoa, which is 156km west of the Indonesian capital of Jakarta.
According to The Sydney Morning Herald, the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa was one of the deadliest volcanic eruptions in the world which claimed more than 36,000 lives.
In September, the Indonesian island of Sulawesi was struck by two powerful earthquakes, measuring 7.7 and 6.1 on the Richter scale, and a tsunami causing multitudinous loss of human lives and widespread displacement.
As many as 1,944 people were reported dead following the disaster.
The archipelago nation of Indonesia is situated in the Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. (ANI)

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