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23 Dec 2018 description
report World Vision

World Vision Indonesia has dispatched an emergency response team to Sunda Strait to establish the extent of the damage following a three-meter tsunami that has killed at least 222 people and injured more than 843.

We are fearful that as details of the impact of the tsunami become clear the death toll will rise. It may take some time to establish how widespread this tsunami has been.

Our team was due to arrive in the disaster zone by midnight tonight (Sun Dec 23). Their assessment will help determine how we will respond.

23 Dec 2018 description

A tsunami struck beaches along Indonesia’s Sunda Straits on the evening of 22 December. Twenty-four hours later, at least 222 people were confirmed killed and 843 injured, and more were missing. Hundreds of buildings and homes along the coast on the islands of Java and Sumatra have been destroyed by the force of the wave. The casualties occurred in three regions — South Lampung in Sumatra and the Serang and Pandeglang regions of Java, west of the capital Jakarta — along the Sunda Straits. An alert is in place for potentially destructive tide waters over 24-25 December.

23 Dec 2018 description

On 22 December at 21:27 (UTC+7), undersea landslides likely caused by the Krakatoa volcano eruption triggered a tsunami which hit the coastal areas around Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands of Indonesia. The most affected areas include Carita Beach in Banten Province, as well as districts of Padenglang, South Lampung and Serang.

23 Dec 2018 description

This bulletin is issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Indonesian Red Cross – Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), are continuing to monitor and respond to the situation with local and national resources. If required, additional financial resources will be sought via the relevant IFRC international disaster response mechanism.

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23 Dec 2018 description
report CARE

23rd Dec 2018

CARE is closely monitoring the situation in Sunda Straits, western Java and is ready to respond after a tsunami hit the islands late last night.

“CARE has an office and an existing water and sanitation project in schools in Serang Regency - the worst hit area,” said Helen Vanwel, CARE Indonesia Country Director. “We are prepared and able to assist with the delivery of hygiene kits if needed,” She added.

23 Dec 2018 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam is getting ready to respond to tsunami-affected communities in Indonesia’s Sunda Strait following a tsunami that struck islands in the Strait last night.

Coastal communities in small islands in the Sundra Strait are believed to be among the worst hit from the tsunami, with Indonesia’s national disaster management authority saying underwater landslides triggered by a volcanic eruption from Mt Krakatoa may have caused the waves. More than 100 people are believed to have died with hundreds more injured and reports suggest the death toll will rise further.

23 Dec 2018 description

The Indonesian Red Cross is providing emergency assistance and helping clean up after a series of tsunami waves struck Sunda Strait, which connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean at the tip of Sumatra and Java at 930pm on 22 December.

The powerful waves, with heights of 30 to 90cm, caused deaths, injuries and extensive damage on both sides of the strait. One of the worst affected areas was in Banten province on Java, where the disaster struck the seaside area of Pandeglang during peak holiday season when it was crowded with tourists.

23 Dec 2018 description
  • The impact of the tsunami that hit the coast in the Sunda Strait, especially in the Pandenglang area, South Lampung and Serang continued to increase

  • The number of refugees is still in the data collection. Pandeglang is the area most severely affected by the tsunami.

▪ BMKG is still conducting field surveys and coordinating with the Volcanology Agency (PVMBG).

23 Dec 2018 description

This bulletin is issued for information only and reflects the current situation and details available at this time. The Indonesian Red Cross – Palang Merah Indonesia (PMI), with the support of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), are continuing to monitor and respond to the situation with local and national resources. If required, additional financial resources will be sought via the relevant IFRC international disaster response mechanism.

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22 Dec 2018 description
report Voice of America

Last Updated: December 23, 2018 0:50 AM

VOA News

A tsunami struck beaches along Indonesia’s Sunda Straits late Saturday local time. The death toll has risen to 62 people with nearly 600 injured, the country’s disaster agency said Sunday.

The casualties occurred in three regions — South Lampung in Sumatra and the Serang and Pandeglang regions of Java, west of the capital Jakarta — along the Sunda Straits, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for the National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNBP), said in a statement.