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Anak Krakatau continues to erupt day after devastating tsunami kills at least 280 in Sunda Strait

2018-12-24 16:25
Anak Krakatau volcano erupted day after its eruption was believed to have triggered a tsunami that killed at least 280 people in Sunda Strait. Aerial footage shared with Reuters showed the volcano erupting at around 5pm local time (0200GMT) on Sunday (December 23). Ben van der Pluijm, an earthquake geologist and a professor in the University of Michigan, said the tsunami may have been caused by a "partial collapse" of Anak Krakatau. Anak Krakatau, which lies roughly halfway between Java and Sumatra, has been spewing ash and lava for months. It erupted again just after 9 p.m. on Saturday and the tsunami struck at around 9.30 p.m., according to BMKG, the Indonesia's meteorology and geophysical agency.