Indonesia tsunami: fresh alert for Anak Krakatau volcano as eruptions continue

Indonesia has raised the danger level for a volcano that triggered a tsunami over the weekend, which killed at least 430 people in Sumatra and Java, and widened its no-go zone.

The country’s volcanology agency said on Thursday the Anak Krakatau volcano’s alert status had been raised to the second-highest level and the exclusion zone more than doubled to a three-mile radius.

The eruption on Saturday night caused part of the island volcano in the Sunda Strait to collapse into the sea, which in turn is believed to have generated tsunami waves of more than 2 metres (6.5 feet). Most tsunamis are caused by earthquakes.

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Source: The Guardian