Overall Red alert Volcanic eruption for Krakatau
in Indonesia

Event summary

RED alert: The Krakatau Volcanic eruption is unlikely to require external humanitarian assistance based on the exposed population and coping capacity.

GDACS ID VO 514
Name: Krakatau
Lat/Lon: -6.102 , 105.423
Event Date: 22 Dec 2018 UTC
Exposed Population 30km: 7290000 people within 100km
Exposed Population 100km: No people affected
Max Volc. Explosivity Index VEI:
Population Exposure Index PEI:
Inserted at: 23 Dec 2018 09:17 UTC
INFORM Coping capacity of the alert score: 4.8 (Indonesia)

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Latest media headlines

Articles: 1087 | About casualties: 277 | Last hour: 0

Disminuyen esperanzas de encontrar supervivientes por el tsunami en In ... Wed, 26 Dec 2018 13:46:00 +0100.

EL NUEVO DIARIO, TANJUNG LESUNG (INDONESIA).- Los equipos de emergencia trabajaron hoy a contra reloj para encontrar con vida alguna de las 159 personas dadas por desaparecidas a raíz del tsunami que golpeó hace cuatro días el estrecho de S
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Egiptólogo Pocaterra Pocaterra Roberto Belahsen // Indonesia eleva a 4 ... Wed, 26 Dec 2018 13:36:00 +0100.

Entornointeligente.com / La Agencia Nacional de Gestión de Desastres también informó que incrementó a 159 el número de desaparecidos a causa del desastre que causó además 1.495 heridos. Roberto Pocaterra Pocaterra. La zona más afectada e
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Sube a 430 el número de muertos por el Tsunami en IndonesiaWed, 26 Dec 2018 13:35:00 +0100.

Los equipos de emergencia trabajaron hoy a contra reloj para encontrar con vida alguna de las 159 personas dadas por desaparecidas a raíz del tsunami que golpeó hace cuatro días el estrecho de Sonda, entre las islas indonesias de Java y Sum
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Disminuyen esperanzas de encontrar supervivientes por el tsunami en In ... Wed, 26 Dec 2018 13:18:00 +0100.

Voluntarios y personal de la Agencia Nacional de Gestión de Desastres revisan cada edificio y escombro con la esperanza de escuchar supervivientes, aunque solo logran recuperar cadáveres del desastre que causó al menos 430 muertos. “Desde e
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Estimated casualties (PAGER)

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Dec 2018 Tsunami in Indonesia - JRC Emergency Report

24/Dec/2018 14:13 UTC

On 22 Dec 2018 13:56 UTC a Tsunami was generated from the area of the Anak Krakatau Volcano, with waves propagating in all directions inside the Sunda Strait, the sea portion between the Java and Sumatra islands. The cause of this event seems to have a correlation with the ongoing Volcanic eruption, particularly active since June 2018, even if no stronger eruption occurred at the time of the Tsunami event. The Tsunami caused fatalities and extensive damage along the coastal areas of Sunda Strait. As of 24 Dec morning, there were at least 281 deaths, mostly in Pandeglang (Banten province, Java), 57 people missing, 1016 injured, more than 700 structures damaged and 350 boats damaged. Search and rescue operations are still ongoing and these figures are expected to rise. The European Response and Coordination Centre (ERCC) has activated the EU Copernicus Emergency Mapping Service on 23 December and stays in close contact with the ECHO representatives in the region. JRC provided a scientific-based assessment of the event.

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07/Jan/2019 07:20 UTC

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For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: UNOSAT (1), EMSR (2), EC-JRC (36), (2), INGV (1), DesInventar (1), WMO (1), INFORM (2),