Fears of new Indonesia tsunami as Anak Krakatau volcano seethes
December 24, 2018 5:25 am
Coastal residents near Indonesia’s Anak Krakatau volcano have been warned to keep away from beaches amid fears it could trigger a new tsunami.
On Saturday, giant waves crashed into coastal towns on the islands of Sumatra and Java, killing at least 222 people and injuring 843.
It is thought that volcanic activity set off undersea landslides which in turn generated the killer waves.
Anak Krakatau was erupting again on Sunday, spewing ash and smoke.
Video shot from a charter plane captured the magnitude of the event in the Sunda Strait, between Sumatra and Java.