Indonesia Raises Alert for Possible New Collapse of Krakata…


27 de diciembre de 2018, 15:08Jakarta, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Indonesian authorities raised the level of alert in light of the possibility of a new collapse of the Anak Krakatau volcano, which in its recent eruption caused a tsunami that killed more than 400 people.

According to the local news site Jakarta Post, the Indonesian Geological and Volcanic Disaster Mitigation Agency increased the warning from level two to three, on a scale of four, and banned tourists from traveling within a radius of five kilometers from the volcano’s crater.

On the other hand, Indonesian air traffic control provider AirNav announced that it set the highest alert level, according to which the directions of flights over the bush are changed due to its ashes.

However, air travels at the Sukarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta will not be affected, the source added.

A crater collapse on the volcanic island last Saturday caused waves that were up to five meters high and broke off the coast in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra.

Statistics confirmed the deaths of about 430 people, while another 1,500 were injured and at least 160 people remain missing.

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