Connect with us

Southeast Asia

Warnings of more seismic activity around Sunda Strait

Tanutam Thawan

Published

 on 

A young boy has been pulled from rubble as experts warn that another tsunami could strike Indonesia at any time.

The warning comes two days after 280 people were killed and more than 1,000 people injured by a wave triggered after a volcanic eruption. The death toll is expected to rise today as searchers reach more remote areas.

Richard Teeuw from the University of Portsmouth in England says the risk of another tsunami is greater given the current activity around Anak Krakatoa volcano (the remnants of the old Krakatoa volcano that exploded in a violent eruption back in 1883).

“The likelihood of further tsunamis in the Sunda Strait will remain high while Anak Krakatoa volcano is going through its current active phase of activity because that might trigger further submarine landslides,” Teeuw said.

Jacques-Marie Bardintzeff at the University of Paris-South also warned that “we must be wary now that the volcano has been destabilised”.

The comments come as a 5.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Indonesia less than 24 hours after the tsunami hit the coastal areas around the Sunda Strait.

The quake struck 23 kilometres off Tiku, at a depth of 97.1 kilometres, according to data from the US Geological Survey. Tiku is located northwest of Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, where the tsunami struck.

People were seen running in fear from the tsunami waves according to Indonesia media. Waves were reported to only be around 1 metre high but were amplified by the high tide associated with the full moon. Many of the hotels and buildings destroyed were also constructed right up to the shoreline.

The country’s climatology agency believes an underwater eruption of the Mount Anak Krakatau volcano could have caused the tsunami.

 

Get more from The Thaiger

📱 Download our app on Android or iOS
👋 Have your say on our Thailand forum
🔔 Subscribe to our daily newsletter
📺 Subscribe / Join for daily shows
👍 Like/Follow us on Facebook
🐦 FOLLOW us on Twitter
📷 FOLLOW us on Instagram

image

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

If you have story ideas, a restaurant to review, an event to cover or an issue to discuss, contact The Thaiger editorial staff.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Coronavirus (Covid-19)12 hours ago

Expert says Delta Plus could be up to 15% more transmissible than Delta Covid variant

Thailand13 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Dirty medical gloves, Thailand defends spending 100m on New year celebrations | Oct. 26

Thailand13 hours ago

Digital platforms to be subject to new regulations following draft decree

Sponsored15 hours ago

Don’t wait!! Book your berth or booth at the Thailand International Boat Show

Welcome back to Thailand!

Thaiger is getting behind local businesses for the restart of tourism in Thailand - up to 50% discounts across all advertising packages!

Bangkok14 hours ago

Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport prepares for November reopening

Coronavirus (Covid-19)14 hours ago

Tuesday Covid Update: 7,706 new cases; provincial totals

Thailand15 hours ago

PM Prayut Chan-o-cha addresses Southeast Asia leaders at 38th ASEAN summit

image
Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand18 hours ago

November reopening concerns majority of Thais, Department of Health survey shows

Thailand18 hours ago

British divers say they risked arrest for giving boys ketamine during cave rescue

World18 hours ago

US President Biden to join ASEAN summit as leaders poised to discuss key regional issues

Thailand20 hours ago

Prayut orders investigation into used medical gloves exported to the US

Coronavirus (Covid-19)20 hours ago

Health officials play down concerns over Thailand’s first case of Delta Plus variant

Bangkok21 hours ago

Chulalongkorn students drop royal parade on grounds it promotes “authoritarianism”

Thailand21 hours ago

Thailand Top Stories | TAT explains entry for travelers outside quarantine exemption list | October 26

Phuket21 hours ago

Thai PM defends plan to spend 100 million baht on New Year’s Eve celebrities

Tourism22 hours ago

Government’s domestic tour package subsidy receives lukewarm response

Thailand1 month ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism8 months ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand8 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism8 months ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand9 months ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand10 months ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending