On Saturday December 22nd 2018, around 9.30pm local time the area on the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra was hit by a Tsunami wave.
It's possible that a combination of underwater landslides triggered by an eruption of Anak Krakatoa volcano
and high tides around the full moon caused the tsunami. The tsunami struck 24 minutes after the volcano erupted.
On Monday December 24th the mainstream media reported that more than 1,000 people were injured and 11,600 people displaced and 280 lives passed away.
Why wasn’t there a warning system?
In the case of tsunamis caused by earthquakes,
the shaking earth can act as a warning but it’s much
trickier to anticipate tsunamis from volcanic eruptions.
...if a buoy network had been in place around Anak Krakatau, a one-to-two minute warning of a pending wave was the most anyone could expect.
“The expense of doing that everywhere is just impossible,”
Indonesia has 147 volcanoes and 76 are considered active.
Source: theguardian.com - 12.24.2018
This Was the 7th Alarm Event in 2018
- The 1st alarm alert error - Hawaii
Date: January 13t, 2018.
Situation: Hawaii residents received text messages about a North Korean missile attack. See also: Hawaii Missile Alert Error.
- The 2nd alarm alert error - Japan
Date: January 16t, 2018.
Situation: Japan's public broadcaster sent news alerts that North Korea has launched missile. See also: Missile Alert Echo.
- The 3rd alarm alert error - US East and Gulf Coasts and the Caribbean
Location: US East and Gulf Coasts and the Caribbean.
Date: February 6, 2018.
Situation: A text message was sent to cellphones regarding a Tsunami. See also: Missile Alert Echo.
- The 4th alarm event - The Netherlands
Location: The Netherlands.
Date: March 5, 2018.
Situation: Instead of the monthly alarm system test sound, nothing was heard in several provinces. See also: No Alarm Error.
- The 5th alarm alert error - Indonesia
Location: Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Date: September 28, 2018.
Situation: A major 7.5 quake struck off the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, but a tsunami warning that followed was lifted within the hour. See also: Sulawesi Tsunami Warning Lifted.
- The 6th alarm event - U.S.A.
Location: United States of America.
Date: October 3, 2018.
Situation: The FEMA sends ut a so called "Presidential Alert" test to all US citizens who have a cellphone. See also: Presidential Alert.
- The 7th alarm event - Sunda Strait
Location: Sunda Strait between Java (Indonesia) and Sumatra.
Date: December 22, 2018.
Situation: The Krakatau volcano may have caused a Tsunami. There was no Tsunami warning. See also: Krakatau No Tsunami Warning.
Unfortunately the situation may get worse as heavy weather is hitting this disaster area.
Indonesian rescuers struggle against heavy rain to reach tsunami-hit villages
Heavy rain lashed fishing villages along the coast, muddying roads and holding up convoys delivering heavy machinery and aid to isolated areas while authorities urged residents to stay away from the shore in case of further waves.
Clouds of ash spewed from the nearby Anak Krakatau, or child of Krakatau, almost obscuring the volcanic island where a crater collapse at high tide on Saturday sent waves up to 5 meters (16 feet) high smashing into the coast on the Sunda Strait, between Java and Sumatra islands.
Source: reuters.com - 12.26.2018