12 Feb 2019

Sunda Strait 22nd December 2018

One Nation is providing emergency assistance 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 9.30pm on 22nd 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.

Officials say the tsunami could have been caused by undersea landslides after Anak Krakatau volcano erupted.

As of the afternoon of 23rd December local time, the death toll was over 200 with over 800 people injured and 30 missing. A total of 558 houses, 9 hotels, dozens of houses, cars and boats were heavily damaged.

Casualties are expected to rise as assessments come in.

Our teams will deliver emergency packs consisting of food, water, blankets and other essentials to those affected. We will provide further assistance based on the assessments currently under way.

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