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Volcano still poses a threat in Indonesia

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/27/18, 11:40 am

The Indonesian government warned people to avoid the coast as the country raised the danger level on an island volcano that triggered a devastating tsunami over the weekend, killing at least 430 people. The Indonesian volcanology agency on Thursday raised the Anak Krakatau volcano alert status to the second-highest level and doubled the exclusion zone, rerouting all flights within a 3-mile radius.

“There’s still a chance of a landslide, even under the sea level or on the sea level,” said Rudy Sunendar, head of the energy ministry’s geology department.

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Death toll tops 400 in Indonesian tsunami

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/26/18, 09:46 am

The death toll from a weekend tsunami in Indonesia rose to more than 400 people as rescue workers on Wednesday continued efforts to reach some inaccessible villages. The waves struck the coastlines of western Java and the southern Sumatra islands on Saturday after the Anak Krakatau volcano erupted and triggered an underwater landslide.

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Indonesian tsunami kills hundreds

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 12/24/18, 10:23 am

Thousands of rescue workers in Indonesia continued to search for victims on Monday after a weekend tsunami struck the coastlines of western Java and the southern Sumatra islands, killing at least 373 people. The waves swept away locals and tourists on Saturday evening after the Anak Krakatau volcano erupted and triggered an underwater landslide.

“We request prayers from all over the country so that we are all given salvation, patience, and strength,” said Indonesian President Joko Widodo, who arrived to the area on Monday.

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